February the 14th, do you love it or loathe it? Do your feelings about the day differ depending on your relationship status? Is it just another day in the calendar for you? Or are you a hopeless romantic who loves any occasion to spoil your special someone?
For those that look forward to Valentine’s Day it may be the one day of the year that you receive flowers, or a blowjob! Perhaps it’s the only night in months that you and your partner have a night without the kids so you’re looking forward to dining out together. A lot of couples get engaged or tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, at least that way you’ll never forget your anniversary! You may hope to hear from a secret admirer or long lost love. It’s a day of hope, we all have a desire to be loved.
I remember how uncomfortable Valentine’s Day was when I was in school. Some kids would receive love notes from their crush, others gifts from their sweetheart. As a young girl I was hopeful that someone had a crush on me but if I did receive a gift I’d be embarrassed in front of all of my girlfriends and I’d feel sad for my friends that didn’t receive anything so I’d try and hide my excitement. Many of us would play jokes and send fake “I love you” notes to our friends, I don’t think much school work was done on Valentine’s Day.
When I’m lucky enough to be in love I take the opportunity to get my crafting kit out and hand make a card or get creative in the kitchen. As a single lady I often spend Valentine’s Day dining out with my friends so that no-one feels left out. As Scarlett I focus on myself, a bit of self-loving is good for the soul!
Many say the day was invented for commercial purposes by the Hallmark card company. Maybe it was, however I do believe it’s a good excuse to share the love, after all that is what makes the world go round. I often wish my best friends and my mum a Happy Valentine’s Day, as they’re the people who I hold dear to my heart.
Take the opportunity to share the love this Valentine’s Day with your partner, family, friends or yourself.