Whew! Let me see if I can write this post without crying. Valentine's Day over the past few years has been a day I've dreaded, mainly because I'm reminded of all the magical Valentine's day that I no longer have from my formative years. I can already feel the tears.
Growing up, most of us had the experience of making little gift boxes or bags to take to school and exchange candy along with little notes with our classmates on Valentine's Day. An even fonder memory for me was Valentine's Day when we get home from school. Every year, we would go out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. My dad, along with buying Valentine's Day gifts for my mom, would also buy them for my sister and I. I still have a teddy he got me in 2006 before he passed away.
G E T T H E L O O K
I'm now older, single, and for the first time in a long time I'm going to celebrate the holiday. Valentine's Day this year is going to be amazing!, and here's why:
From Me to Me
I used to hear this saying all the time and I used to think it was complete bs until now; Date yourself! I've found this to be a key to self-discovery.
We're often sold the idea that dating is for couples but I'm here to tell you that it isn't! This Valentine's day, I'll have the day off, so I plan on going to a 9 am pilates class at Pilates Barre. I've also booked a massage, a manicure with Lena at my go to nail spa, and will spend the day doing and eating all my favorite things. Later in the evening, The Group Chat* is having a movie date which has actually turned into a yearly tradition.
*The Group Chat: the go to group of friends for all the laughs, entertainment, and occasional advice!