Everyone at some point feels blue around holidays, whether it be recent loss or just simply disinterest. Personally, this Christmas season I had a really difficult time even accepting that it was the holidays. Being in a long distance relationship, holidays are very muted for me and I usually spend the time with the people who make it easier – immediate friends and family. Valentine’s Day is a whole other story! Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” A day literally dedicated to celebrating love – exactly what someone who’s significant other is 2,000 miles away needs! HOWEVER, as much as I love my partner, I love a lot more too and that’s why this year I’m making these my Valentines:
Myself21 years wrapped in a beautiful curly haired package. A student who tries her hardest and never gives up, a woman who aspires to inspire and someone I’m learning every day. Someone who loves to create, who binge watches television shows you probably don’t know exist. Zany at times, introverted at others. I love me and I’m going to start expressing it more! Starting by buying myself something nice this Valentine’s Day!
My escape. I’ve honestly been neglecting my love for the water! As a child growing up, I made it to the beach with my parents every single week and every day when school was out. I guess as with everything, life got in the way and now I only find time to go to the beach maybe once a month with a few friends. This Valentine’s day and month, I’m going to make an extra effort to visit one of my first loves – the beach!
Enter cheesy vacation photo from 2007! Although my brothers and I haven’t always been close, they have always been in my life and there for me and so I want to make sure I fully appreciate them by mentioning them. My parents as well always have my back, my mother especially who is my best friend. Thank you for everything, Hinds’! This Valentine’s Day I’m going to buy some small gifts for my family members just to show them they’re appreciated.
It’s impossible for me to use a photo or call names to represent all the people I appreciate and love in my life. I know they know who they are and how much they mean to me! For Valentine’s Day I’m spending some time with two of my friends who recently got out of relationships, because I know how hard it can be to be alone on a day celebrating togetherness.
Every night I fall asleep next to you and you’re always there in the morning to remind me “Are you still watching….?”. Thank you for never letting me down. Maybe I’ll do a blog post on all my favourite Netflix shows, leave a comment if you’d be interested! For Valentine’s Day, I’m going to finish an entire season of a Supernatural on Netflix.
Essentially what I’m trying to get across with this post is that although very often holidays may make it feel important to have someone to share them with, you are enough. Loving yourself unconditionally and surrounding yourself with all the things that make you happy should be your goal this Valentine’s Day, with or without a significant other! Enjoy your day loves! ♥