You know you've been down for a while when your best friend calls you and doesn't recognize your voice because you actually sound chipper.
I spent most of today working, doing the part of my job that I hate the most. And ya know, it wasn't so bad. It kind of felt good to contribute, and it felt responsible to my clients who have been truly patient with me. It took me a good while to get started but once I did, it really was ok.
I also spent a lot of today researching my big Girls Night Out Saturday evening with a couple of girlfriends. Trying to find somewhere that won't be overloaded with couples (think pink and red balloons/streamers everywhere a la Sex and the City movie) but will be a fun place to kick back and forget our troubles. All three of us have pretty intense stories and just need to take a huge load off and forget what night it is.
After googling it several times, I found lots of articles on "The Anti-Valentine's Day". Got lots of good ideas other than the night out, since I will be alone the entire day beforehand...spa day, movies, chocolates bought for myself (good ones, not ones from the grocery store)
I think I'm going to give myself the Valentine's Day I always wanted, but never got. No disappointment in that, is there?
So, the perfect Valentine's Day for me would have been...
-massage and pampering
I can do every single one of those things without a husband.
(The usual Valentine's Day? Dinner with the kids at a taco place, a half-hearted card, and whatever was leftover of flowers at the local grocery, if I was lucky.)
Seriously, I think I'm more excited about it than I have ever been about Valentine's Day before. This could be really good.
It's all about perspective.