I used to truly hate this time of year! As a constantly single woman; the impending V-Day (and no V does not stand for Voldemort) brings dread, feelings of loneliness and memories of old relationship haunts. Luckily through the years I learned that singleness is not loneliness and I now cherish Valentines Day whether I’m in a relationship or not because it’s a day that I celebrate my love of self and the non-romantic love that others have shown me🥰! I hope that doesn’t sound selfish; I’ve realized that to celebrate my singleness means to celebrate myself, being comfortable with my own company, and. acknowledging the ways that others have shown their love to me. No don’t get a sistah wrong if I had a man I would want to be spending Valentines Day with him; but with the day being commercialized and focused on couples and boo's it can make a single gal feel left out 😕.
So I thought I would share with other single persons and parents what I do to mark this season of self love and reflection of non-romantic love in my life:
It’s the little things that make me happy these days not extravagance. Loving myself and showing my love for others is the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and really every day of the year! How are you going to spend your Valentine's Day?
Embracing my imperfection and striving for perfection through grace.