Let’s get straight into the nitty gritty. It’s Valentine’s day, the day of love, the day where all of us Singletons try to forget about this one day of the year, where we supposedly cannot celebrate love because we are not worthy. The one day of the year where all of our friends who are in relationships go on and on about what they’re planning to do with their partner. The one day of the year where we question why we need just one day to “celebrate love”, and apparently torment those of us who are actually quite happy being single.
I’ve spent more Valentine’s Days as a Singleton than actually being in a relationship, and I’ve got to tell you. If you didn’t already know, Valentine’s Day is overrated. It’s a way of businesses getting you to pay more money you don’t have on things you probably don’t need- I mean seriously, why get helium filled balloons saying “I *heart* U” which are just going to float around the house for the next month, and will inevitably get in everyone’s way?
I’m here to tell you, that if you’re sad about being alone this Valentine’s Day, don’t be. Even though Valentine’s Day is hyped up to be about those who are in love, doesn’t mean it’s just for them. Why don’t you take your best friend out for a meal? Why don’t you celebrate Parks and Rec style and have Galentine’s Day with your gal pals?
Why don’t you treat yourself with a home made spa treatment- Bubble bath, candles, face mask, leftover pancakes from pancake day… honestly that sounds far more satisfying than spending stupid amounts on presents and food and whatever else.
I feel like a lot of the internet is promoting 2018 as being the year of self love. And if it isn’t, then it should be. You are worthy of love, but you need to love yourself, and be proud of that. So whether you’re a student at school, college or university, or in the world of work, take some time to yourself this Valentine’s Day.
And with that, I wish you all a very happy Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or otherwise. And, just because this is aimed at all the single people in my life, doesn’t mean those of you who are happy in relationships shouldn’t celebrate. I wish you all the happiness and self love, just as much as all the other Singletons.