Soooo Valentine’s Day is in two weeks and I am actually so excited. The weird part is I’m single and have been for a year now – I’m planning a whole cute date for myself that I’m really excited for.
So far I’m thinking I’m going to solo hike to a nice view point, buy myself some flowers, take a bubble bath and do some skin care, and bake for my friends and family! My last relationship lasted over 2 years and he forgot my birthday, refused to celebrate our anniversaries (or anything really…) and getting him to celebrate Valentine’s day with me was like taking candy from a child. I never expected anything elaborate or wanted anything to brag on social media, I would have just been so happy with handpicked flowers and a card.
Anyway, for the last few years, celebrations (especially Valentine’s) was something I had negative feelings towards because I wanted to celebrate and my partner at the time did not. This year, I’m taking matters into my own hands and treating myself the way I both deserve and want to be treated. I know I’m a sap, but I’m totally like this about all Holidays, and I hope in the future I find someone who wants to celebrate these things and celebrate US. But in the meantime I’m going to just celebrate ME and I’m so, so excited to do so.
I have no question or advice, I just wanted to share my take on Valentine’s Day this year and hope that it also resonances with some of you 🙂 Cheers!
EDIT: Thanks for the chat requests guys, but the point of this post was just for me to share my perspective/excitement and I’m not really looking to meet new people on here so I won’t be responding to these. Thanks for the thought though, and good luck on your search 🙂
Another edit: Hey everyone! I didn’t expect this post to blow up but I’m so so happy that a lot of you found it inspiring for your own Valentine’s plans and perspective! I tried really hard to reply to your comments but I just wasn’t able to but I wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone who commented, I did read them all! Some of your stories actually got me really emotional. I’m so happy to see some other people who had the same idea as me, and others who are taking inspiration from this. I hope that everyone also has a really nice Valentine’s Day whether you’re doing something lowkey or going all out, celebrating with your partner, family, or by yourself! (And if you’re not celebrating at all – I hope you have a nice day regardless!) There’s a lot of love out there in so many forms ❤️