Yesterday was Valentine’s Day — Every day is Me Day

Pad Thai at Good Thaimes — Photo by Me

So yesterday was Valentine’s day and for the first time in my adult life I was single. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about it to be honest, and was surprised to find that I was absolutely fine. Yes I had the odd thought about past relationships — I mean I’m not going to deny being human — but I was mostly just content with concentrating on me.

For one thing, I had my second day of training for my new job which has triggered all the note-taking, fact-learning, question-asking excitement that makes other people think I’m a massive nerd. I am 100% OK with that. I sometimes forget how much I actually love learning and studying and putting information together to get a picture of something. I. Am. Buzzing.

I also finally had good Thai food in the shape of a banging Pad Thai from ‘Good Thaimes’ in Gzira. Thai food plays an important role in my happiness and until this tasty noodle dish my experiences in Malta had been pretty disappointing.

The other thing is that a while ago I made a conscious decision that I was going to start putting myself first. Selfish? Maybe. However, it has made me a happier, more resilient person, with more energy to give to other people. I think I have mentioned something along these lines in a previous post but it’s a bit part of how I view life.

I have made every day ‘Me Day’. This can be small things like treating myself to a chocolate bar with my food shop or bigger things like distancing myself from people who only ever bring negativity into my life. Slowly I have started mastering self-care and honed a more positive outlook, even when things go wrong — something I really struggled with for a long time.

Right now, I am a young adult with no dependents, why not take the opportunity to put time and energy into building myself up?