Confession: I’m single but still love Valentine’s Day

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I’ll be the first to admit that when I first saw Dairy Queen was offering a “Single’s Blizzard”, I immediately texted my girlfriends and lined up a date to eat the sweet treat. If you know me, you also know how I feel about ice cream. My summers typically consist of 4-5 ice cream trips a week. It’s sort of a problem. Still, this dessert enticed me because of it’s connection to all the other single, ice cream-loving people like me.

Lately, I have become a strong advocate in the “modern Valentine’s Day”, once that encompasses celebrating all types of love–including the love you have for your family, friends and of course, yourself. I still have a lot of love for the world around me and the people in it, regardless of what my current Facebook relationship status happens to be.

As it just so happens, Valentine’s Day happens to be one of my favorite days of the year. Maybe it’s just a made up holiday to entice consumers to spend more money, but I can’t help but love every single thing about it. I love all the chocolate, pink and red and the dozens of pretty flowers. I’m a sucker for consumer holidays.

On a deeper note, if you know me, you probably also know that I’m a big advocate for self-love and practicing high self-esteem. It might sound a little odd to say “practicing high self-esteem”, but I really think that you have to “practice” it. Self-esteem, to me, is completely psychological. You have to get yourself in that right mindset. I truly believe your life becomes infinitely better when you learn to love yourself (as Justin Bieber would say, also I might have made that bad joke in my last blog post as well).

So, put a note on your mirror reminding yourself that you’re beautiful and buy yourself a box of chocolates. No matter what your relationship status is, make sure the people around you know that you love them, too. Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so enjoy it while you can instead of moping around in misery. So, Happy Valentine’s Day everyone, you know where to find me (at DQ).

 

 

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