Celebrating alone tonight

I accomplished a monumental feat at work this week. So monumental that, in the entire existence of the company, it’s never been accomplished. I’m really damn proud of that fact. Sure, we’re all a team and we all work together and we win collectively as a team. But this one, the company won directly because of what I did. That makes me feel good. That makes me feel damn good.

I really wish I could go out and share a drink with some friends right now. But, since that’s not possible, or smart (given the sharp increase of COVID cases in this city the past few weeks), I’m hanging out here wondering what I should do. Order myself some dinner? Order myself some wine? Order myself a congratulatory present? I don’t know. How does one celebrate when they’re alone at home? I’m clearly bad at this.

74 thoughts on “Celebrating alone tonight

  1. These are strange times; I can’t say they are unprecedented since the “Spanish flu” pandemic did occur in 1918-1919. Of course, that was more than 100 years ago and neither of us was alive then. So these are also new, unexplored times.

    As for how to celebrate on your own…just do whatever makes you happy. Order a pizza! Have a glass of the wine of your choice while watching a favorite film. If you have a popcorn and a maker, pop some!

    Congratulations, by the way.

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      1. Oh it’s nothing to do with diet. When I moved into this house at the beginning of July I had just about nothing, so I’ve slowly been buying things (one or two item at a time) each pay cheque as to ensure I can fill my kitchen how I desire without going broke in the process.

        The joys of being an adult.

        I do enjoy air popping popcorn though. My parents house has a popcorn maker, and I love them. I agree with you, they’re way better than microwave.

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    1. This is very kind of you to say, thank you. Sometimes I look at this place like I’ve got a lot of friends around the world and other times I come here and feel as though I’m talking to a void. I think I just forget the reach this place has. It’s pretty cool.

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    1. And I’ve just been sitting her contemplating what to do for several hours. I haven’t even pulled the trigger yet. lol
      Thank you for the congratulations!


  2. Congratulations! Normally, I would go out for a pint (or two) at the local bar with co-workers and friends, but it is true that these trying times make going out rather limiting (ideally, we should not be going out). I’m celebrating the end of my work week with a strong glass of red wine by myself; you’re welcome to join! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Well, with the present state of the industry I work, I can’t say that thought is out of my mind. The industry has taken a HUGE hit because of the pandemic and people not being able to complete, or even work on projects right now. But, hopefully if I kick enough ass and take enough names, I’ll be able to increase sales for the company and eliminate those fears.


    1. I used to walk out of exam halls saying I failed all of the time. hahaha
      That was a mental thing for me, though. If I told myself that I failed then I would be happy with any grade that I got. If I expected to get an A and wound up with worse then I’d be mad at myself. It’s a mental game… self-criticize and you’ll be happy with the outcomes regardless.


  3. Think of something you would really like, that you wouldn’t normally splurge on for yourself and order it. Then you will have it as a reminder of your great accomplishment. Congratulations, by the way.

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    1. I really want to get myself a treadmill. With the winter ahead, I think it would be nice to have a place.. inside… to exercise. That being said, I don’t know how to do that because people aren’t delivering right now due to the pandemic and I’m definitely not capable of taking several hundred pounds up two flights of stairs. Maybe I’ll get something that weighs a little less… lol

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  4. ooh congratulations!! πŸ’•
    I usually celebrate alone when I get any small happiness and it mostly consists of me going on a long drive with my favorite music playing, then stopping by a CafΓ© for a coffee. Believe me once you start celebrating by yourself the happiness becomes a very personal thing.

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    1. That would be a nice feeling, being able to celebrate my happiness alone. It’s raining right now, I think I might take your advice and go on a long drive! Thank you.

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  5. I often celebrate alone, especially when the reason is professional :). I cook and/or bake for myself something really delicious. But I enjoy cooking, and it never takes me long, so cooking is a celebration in itself :). And I have a selection of licours which I really like πŸ™‚

    Congratulations! I am really happy for you – I know the feeling of professional accomplishment!

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  6. Even i celebrated my bday alone, 12 in the midnigh with a glass of wine..sweet music and few balloons. Due to COVID couldn’t go out. I really enjoyed it. Dancing to the beats in my own vibrations. Total love..πŸ₯°

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