A lot of pressure is put on Valentine’s Day. We expect romance, the perfect dinner, a great present, a surprise, or just a special someone with whom to spend it. For those who hate or dread Valentine’s Day, it may be because we often have high hopes or are reminded of former loved ones or just feel lonely. Well, as a single gal who has only once had a boyfriend during Valentine’s Day (it was the 6th grade. I don’t think that counts…) here are some solutions I’ve come up with:
- do something nice for friends, family, loved ones. I made chocolate dipped strawberries 🙂 arts and crafts projects are nice too. Spread love. It’ll make you feel better.
- spend time with other single friends. Surrounding yourself with loved ones will keep you happy, entertained, occupied…
- spend it as you would any other day or weekend. Why does V-Day have to be a big deal?
- get a puppy (if you don’t already have one). Okay, this is a bit extreme. Maybe find someone with a pet and play with it. Animals bring joy 🙂 and if you’re not an animal lover, I don’t know why you’re reading my blog…and if you don’t have friends with pets, you can look through my pug pictures and if they don’t bring a smile to your face then you’re probably more heartless than I am.
- work out. It releases endorphins. You’ll feel like you’re getting in shape (if you aren’t already).
- send loved ones e-mails, cards, gifts. I love receiving so I give. Thoughtfulness is always appreciated. Hand-written messages may be ‘outdated’, but that makes them all the more thoughtful.
- if all else fails, watch some funny movies or clips online. Ellen always cheers me up!
Hopefully my pictures will cheer you up.
Totem pole (top to bottom: Georgina, Em, Me, Georgiana)
“Yoda caught in headlights“
Face mask photoshoot/sleepover with Phoebs