Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you celebrating with a loved one, or embracing love for yourself, I hope you have a good day. Even if you’re not one for this certain holiday (myself included), it’s still nice to do a little something. Have/make dinner, get some chocolates, grab some flowers, go for a manicure, buy that thing you’ve been wanting, etc. JUST DO IT.
This year I’m single (yet again), and my day will consist of working and then making myself a nice dinner. Perhaps a glass (or two) of wine as well, followed by ice cream. Because, why the hell not?
Valentine’s Day has this certain stigma whether you’re in a relationship or single. If you’re in a relationship, there’s this pressure of fancy gifts and showing just how much you love that person. But in reality, shouldn’t you be doing that all year? Shouldn’t you have those moments on a random Tuesday in June? Why do we let ourselves slip all year and then try and make up for it on the one day in February?
Same goes it for us singles out there. ESPECIALLY ladies. Why is it assumed that all of us girls are haters and bitter on V-Day? Just because we’re “alone” doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate love. Instead of society making it seem like we hate all couples, shouldn’t they applaud of us for taking the time to love ourselves? Or actually, maybe we really should start loving ourselves more. Maybe that’s the problem.
I think there’s a lack of self-love in general. We’re so eager to please everyone else, but when was the last time you did something for you? Because you wanted to? This Valentine’s Day, I think you should take a look at yourself, relationship or not, and see if you like what you see. And I don’t mean appearance, I mean how you’re living your life. Is there something that you’ve been wanting to do but are afraid what people might say? Is there a restaurant you want to go but have nobody to go with? You by yourself! Table for one! How scary can it be? Let’s stop being afraid to take care of ourselves and be a little selfish.
Go buy that sweater. Join that spin class. Go to the movies on Wednesday night. Do things you’ve been wanting to do. Because, why the hell not?