I used to stress about eating by myself in public. Whether it be my lunch break from work or a snack whilst out and about shopping and running errands, I would avoid eating on my own at all costs. And if I found myself in a situation where I had to eat by myself, I would eat at super speed to get out of there as quickly as possible.
I’m not sure what bothered me so much. I just felt like everyone was watching me, judging what I was eating and judging me for being by myself. To be fair, most probably didn’t even notice me, I was just being self conscious. Way too self conscious for my own good. What made it worse in work, is I felt everyone around me was secretly branding me as a loner despite the fact there was another 500 or more people in the building. I just didn’t like it, and I would rather eat at my desk than go on break alone.
Nowadays I’m realising that people aren’t sitting there judging me for eating by myself. There more likely to judge me for other things in life, and so what if they are. I’m happy, I’m doing my own thing and I’m not sat here judging them. So all is well in the world! What I am doing is sitting here eating a rather nice toasted sandwich. I believe it’s the sweetcorn that’s making it!