I’m all for a cute and happy ending. But I’m a firm believer that girls need to learn who they are and be powerful on their own, before adding another person to the equation (seriously, anyways).
So sure, buy yourself pizza and chocolate for Valentines Day if you want! But I have a different idea on how to spend Valentine’s Day.
So Valentine’s Day is associated with love and romance correct? It is never said that there has to be another person in the equation for you to celebrate it. Sure, it is heavily implied that it is a day dedicated solely to couples to show their mutual appreciation for one another through romantic gestures.
Ever heard of self love? It’s practically blowing up the Internet in this past year. “Take a movie day for yourself!” “Sleep for a day.” “Take time for yourself.” And that’s all great, too! If you need a day of nothing – feel free. Others might say, “Hook up with someone random!” “Get really drunk.” “Get really high.” “Go online shopping and treat yourself.” That’s great, too, if that’s what you want.
For me, I see Valentine’s Day as 24 hours I can use to further myself. If I am going to really practice self love, for me, the way I can show that to myself is by checking something off my bucket list, doing something I’ve always wanted to do, or to continue working hard toward my ultimate goal.
So I propose, the single ladies this Valentine’s Day strap up and DO something to show themselves they care. Consult your life bucket list. Is there anything within reason you can do? Or is there something you’ve been wanting to do? Check out that new coffee shop maybe, or try that workout class. Still nah? Then ask yourself: What’s my ultimate life goal? Spend the day making a vision board, working on a personal project, working on yourself…and maybe order some pizza or Insomnia cookies while you do it.
Happy Valentine’s Day. Celebrate yourself.