Saturday Date Story

If you’re a follower, you probably know about my new business. While it’s been thrilling and an adventure, it’s also been exhausting and overwhelming. The past 2-3 weeks I’ve had to deal with stolen packages, damaged packages, undelivered shipments, new product launches and so much marketing work – all by myself. I’ve finally hired an intern to help me with social media work but it’s still been crazy. So I finally took yesterday off to get a breather. While I spent the morning in bed just letting my body recuperate from all the running around – I decided to do something that I used to do a lot pre-pandemic but haven’t in a while. I took myself on a ME date.

Cheesecake (sorry I didn’t bother taking better photos)

What is a ME date? A ME date is when you doll up, grab a book (or in this case a book and my laptop) and head to a cutesy cafe to go on a date with yourself.

Why a ME date? Honestly, it is the best way to shut off from everything else and just spend some time with yourself quietly.

How to plan a ME date? The best way to do it is to go to a quiet cafe or find a quiet nook in a busy cafe. Some quiet is necessary for me to be able to cut off from the world and focus on myself.

Things to carry on a ME date? 1. Your wallet to pay for cofffee (duh) 2. Earphones to drown out the world 3. A book/Kindle or laptop 4. Face mask

My book and chipped nail paint

How did my ME date go? Really well. I found a quiet outdoorsy book in a cutesy cafe to enjoy this splendid weather. I got myself a cold coffee and cheesecake slice. I read ‘The Forty Rules Of Love’ for an hour and then worked for an hour and a half. (My intern got engaged this weekend so didn’t have time to work. *argh* Totally happy for her but just sad for me since I couldn’t take a total break.) It was a nice break from everyone, would have been better if I didn’t have to work.

Such a beautiful book

What didn’t work on my ME date? The cheesecake and coffee though not bad weren’t the best. I also sort of got a condescending vibe from the cafe manager, which I had gotten used to when I used to do this pre-pandemic but threw me off today and started the evening off a lil meh. I don’t know if it’s an India thing. It could also just be me being overtly sensitive. I am also very socially awkward so maybe I misread the vibe.

Overall I am pretty happy that I did this. It felt good to reconnect with ny old self. It made me feel so much more confident doing this. I totally recommend this to everyone – go out by your self, spend time alone – it really works wonders for your confidence and morale.

So how was your weekend?

PS: I woke up to a feature in a popular Indian newspaper. 😬

Wuhuuu – was too lazy to take a proper screnshot

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow! Congrats on the featured article, Moksha.
    I’m not much familiar with the topic. I’ll give it a go for sure.
    MeDate seems interesting. And, it gets more “me” with coffee, fav. book & earbuds.
    My MeDate is my two-wheeler & long drive.
    Peace assured!

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  2. Jas krish says:

    ‘Me Date’ is a nice day . Just being with oneself in a cafe it any other comfortable place. Yes, it is quite a normal thing fot cafe owners to pass on negative vibes to customers they think are occupying space and not generating enough business. Indian coffee houses, the hub of duscussions and reading, died for this reason.
    Nice read Moksha. I hope your business is doing good.
    Stay blessed always.
    πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ™

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  3. Jas krish says:

    The views expressed in the debate are apt.
    God bless you πŸ™πŸŒΉπŸ™

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  4. Faye Arcand says:

    Totally enjoyed your post. I love that you get all dressed up. Sometimes i get a strange vibe when I go to a restaurant alone. Just stay true to yourself!

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  5. First of all, congratulations on being featured in the newspaper! And secondly, I have taken myself on a date quite a few times. And like you said, it’s quite needed to understand what’s going on around us and take a break from all the hectic schedules and all the works!

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  6. Karalee says:

    I agree it’s always nice to spend quality time with yourself away from everything else. I’m sorry you had to do some work during your date though, but hopefully next time it’ll be better!

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  7. Congratulations on getting featured. ME dates are great. All of us need a break from time to time

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  8. Lokesh Sastya says:

    Happy to know you are able to manage your work. And congratulations for the article.πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  9. I LOVE me dates! Even when you’re in a relationship they are so good to give yourself! My me date usually involves me driving with music on. And some kind of junk food experience πŸ˜†πŸ˜¬πŸ€ͺxo

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  10. Nehal Jain says:

    Wow, congrats on your article di! I’m so happy for u πŸ˜ƒπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. And oh, glad you enjoyed your me date 😁

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  11. bosssybabe says:

    Oh so fun!!!! I love ME dates and the feature in the newspaper!!! 😱😱I’d be running around screaming LOL

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  12. A me date sounds amazing! I’m glad you found some time to unwind.

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  13. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Congratulations on the article!! Bravo!

    Love the MeDate idea! I love the purposefulness of it!

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  14. winteroseca says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful Me Date! I love Me Dates too!

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  15. great me date!!!πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  16. SamSahana says:

    Congrats on getting featured in the newspaper! β€œCursed child is a curse to HP” is an accurate statement, really! πŸ˜„πŸ˜… Glad you had a good time and hope you get to go on more β€œMe dates” soon ☺️ It’s really very refreshing and lifts your spirits during these tough times.

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  17. Megan says:

    Congrats on the newspaper feature! Also really love the concept of a me date. I’ll have to try it out!

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  18. thefiftyedit says:

    A ME date with myself is long overdue. What a great idea.

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  19. I definitely need to take myself on a ME date. I’ve always had an issue with sitting at a restaurant or cafe alone- I always feel like people are judging! Congrats on the newspaper feature!

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  20. Shahrin says:

    This sounds like an ideal date –so glad you did this. Take deep breaths and everything will be fine!

    Your article<3 ❀ Moksha, that is amazing xx

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