Here is that bonus post that I promised. I did want to talk about Valentine’s Day on the “most romantic day of the year”! (I just cringed as I typed that.) Today I will provide a video link on the history of Valentine’s Day. This is also going to be one of those life posts where I tell you a bit of personal stuff about me.
I found a quick two minute clip on the history of Valentine’s Day, which you can watch here:
I am a die hard romantic. I think love is wonderful and amazing, but it is also the most sickening thing on the planet, especially when you’re single. I have been the single one out of my friends for a very long time. I’ve never had plans on Valentine’s Day with a love interest, it’s always been celebrated with my other single friends or my family (*shudders*). In all sincerity, I have loved hanging out with my friends and family on this “very special day” and doing our own thing. This year things are a bit different and I have a guy and a date for Valentine’s Day. I will admit it’s kinda weird and I’m a tad bit excited.
For those of you who are single for Valentine’s Day, here is what I’ve been doing to celebrate:
- Wine. Lots of wine. I’ve had friends come over and we watch musicals and do a wine tasting night with the cheese included.
- We’ve ordered heart shaped pizza and watched chick flicks and drank wine.
- I’ve spent the night alone writing with a glass of wine beside me.
- Listened to music and had an impromptu dance party. Wine may have been involved here as well.
- Did I mention wine?
- We’ve drank wine and talked about why we’re all single. (I don’t suggest this one. It can go downhill pretty fast.)
- Watch the movie Valentine’s Day and drink wine.
If you don’t care for those ideas, or you object to wine, here are some other suggestions:
- Get your single friends together and go out and have fun at a movie or go bowling.
- Have a Valentine’s Day “secret Santa” with your friends. Draw names and deliver heart shaped and chocolate goodies to each other.
- Go treat yourself out! Go get that mani/pedi, video game, or really expensive something.
- Ask a friend out on a platonic date. Make fun of everyone else who is coupled up and out. Or make up stories on how their dates are going and whether they’re going to last.
- Take a vacation and go skiing or something. If you have the money.
- Act like it’s a normal day.
- Baby sit for someone. You get money and children are entertaining.
- Work on you. Go workout. Create a vision board of your perfect man/woman. Go over your resolutions and see how you’re doing.
- Bake or cook! Or learn how to do these things. Or write. Work on your hobbies.
- Have an anti-Valentine’s Day party.
I hope everyone has a great Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or not. Don’t forget to check in for this week’s post on Thursday.