Happy Valentine’s Day, Loves!
It can be a great day or it could be a horrible day. And I’ve had both.
As a matter of fact, last year I was in a wedding and me and my boyfriend had just broken up the day before. And we met during her bachelorette party so it was like a double-whammy/double reminder. Literally it felt like the worst thing.
But it wasn’t. Like it reallllllly wasn’t. It was good. Looking back he was not the guy for me. Sometimes break ups are good thing. Even the day before Valentine’s day.
But Valentine’s day as a whole is annoying. Buying overpriced roses and chocolate to say ‘I love you’ is ridiculous. I’ve never been one to go crazy over Valnetine’s day.
But…. I mean on the flip side it’s nice to have a valentine. And by valentine I mean someone you want to be with and are happy with all year long.
I see facebook posts of single people, ahem.. girls mostly, overly bashing couples and overly, I guess I would call it being proud? About being single. Don’t get me wrong you should be content with being single and you should be proud and independent but damn! Some girls go overboard with a post every 6 minutes tagging themselves in nail salons “Mani & Pedi for my single ladies” and “Since I’m single I guess I’ll eat my weight in chocolate” etc… we get it. But who cares? There is nothing wrong with being single. It’s like people look at it so negative and think they have to defend themselves if they are single. Being single isn’t even bad.
I’ve had the single conversation with one of my girlfriends many times, Angela, and she and I would have the best girls nights ever being single! Like, ever. We would talk trash about boys and then start dreaming about boys and then maybe even shed a tear about something from the past but it was fun.
I had never really been single before. I was always in a relationship until the past year. I got to the point where I was over it. As I should. Yeah I turned into one of those. You can only go out so many times before it gets boring. Same routine. Because at the end of the day we all crave love. But really, as annoying as it is to say and hear, it comes when the time is right. So cliché, right? UGH I KNOW. But it’s true. But really, everything happens for a reason and I needed that time because little did I know Mike would come back into my life and stay for good. Thankfully! Or, he better…. haha
Mike and I spent our first valentine’s day together. And I know the story of us doesn’t really flow in my blog. Some of you are still clueless to who he is or when did the whole boyfriend thing happen. I know, I have SUCKED at keeping up with my blog. And believe it or not I have readers who are complete strangers who write me and follow this blog. But it will get better. Promise.
We didn’t do much today. As a matter of fact, I just sat on the couch after I cooked my meals for the week and made pig-in-the-blankets and garlic knots for him. Sooo romantic, right?? We didn’t have plans really because I was originally supposed to be in London right now.
I planned a trip a few months ago for London, Paris and Amsterdam with some friends. So when Mike and I started dating we already knew we would spend it apart. I ended up cancelling my trip to London the other day because my dad isn’t in the best health right now and it didn’t seem right to go. So instead of being in Paris right now, I’m sitting on the couch with a full stomach of junkfood, 4 dogs and Mike. Not going to lie, it’s better than being away from him. We went to the outlet mall today to find some cold weather stuff since we are going skiing next weekend with some friends and then stopped by my mom’s house to hangout. We didn’t have a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner or big plans but it was the best weekend/day ever. And he got me a giftcard to get a mani/pedi (possibly telling me something?) and flowers. Precious little baby!
If you are single this Valentine’s day or even the next 3 here are some fun things to do.
Fun Single’s Valentines Ideas:
- Watch a chick flick with girlfriends – Bridesmaids will always be a go-to but Pretty Woman, The Notebook or Just like Heaven are good too! And if love stories aren’t your thing, how about Due Date which is hilarious or binge watch a series on Netflix?
- Anything outside. When I lived in Florida, being outside was my favorite thing. Honestly. Bike rides were my absolute favorite thing in the world.
- Go shopping with your girlfriends. Retail therapy makes everything better.
- Workout. I honestly love working out. It makes me feel so good. It releases endorphins and you basically have no choice but to be happy after! When have you ever regretted a workout??
- Reorganize your house or closet. I’m a freak, I love redoing my closet. I love putting on music and going through clothes and getting rid of them to make room for more, right? 🙂
- Wine. It’s always a good idea…
And to be clear, Valentine’s day isn’t a day single people should be sad – just throwing stuff out there to do so you can avoid social media and all of the mushy ‘my forever valentine’ posts. I even needed to avoid some.
1 Corinthians 13:4
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
This made me laugh…..hard.