Valentines day. Ugh. There is so many different things that come to mind with this holidays, and it seems to be the one holiday that everybody has to have a very vocal opinion of. Everyone either loves it, or hates it. I’m pretty much always a lover.
Many people don’t buy into it. It’s just a commercialized ‘hallmark’ holiday. You don’t need a special day to tell the person you care about that you love them. Sure, that’s true. But you know what, sometimes it’s just nice. It’s nice to have an extra holiday dedicated to love. Love IS important. You don’t have to go all out, sometimes, even the smallest of gestures can mean something huge.
I am somewhat a closed off person. My heart tends to be a bit like the ‘in the dark dark woods, there was a dark dark house’ poem, but in the box is my heart. I’ve become somewhat bitter about love, but as much as I hate admitting it, I still want someone to love me deeply, to have some romance, to be someones first choice.
This will be the 2nd year i’ve been single for Valentines Day. I don’t have anyone I can publicly yell Happy Valentines Day to off the top of a rooftop, so this year I’ve decided to be my own Valentines.
I think self love is very important. I know it’s not easy, and at times it really is hard to love yourself. Everyone has those days, I can guarantee that even Beyonce has those days. Just try and be thankful and accepting of yourself. I think as you grow older you start to learn yourself better, you grow into your body more. If asked 10 years ago “what would you change about yourself?” I would have said my body. Now, I would answer with my mental health.
No body is perfect, and you know what, no body has to be. Focus on the parts you love the most. While I don’t like how depressed I can get, how I can’t do some simple things other people take for advantage, I like that I’m caring and super friendly. I may not like my arms, but I think I have pretty eyes.
So lovely readers, if you are in a relationship, try and at least take a moment to compliment your significant other. Relationships are special. I miss being somebodies someone. And if you’re single, take a moment to do something for yourself. Treat yourself to those pair of shoes you love, or that piece of cake you’ve been craving. Know, that you are not alone.