Hi, I'm Brianna and I love Valentine's Day. Like, I really love it. Sometimes I'm afraid to admit that because I feel like it's a pretty controversial holiday. You hardly read posts or hear people talk about how much they dread Christmas, but around this time of year I always hear people complain about how they're not looking forward to V-Day. But I look forward to it for months.
For one thing, it gives you an excuse to eat chocolate. Especially if you're alone, right? Like come on, who expects me to walk into the grocery store filled with pink boxes of chocolate and not come home with some? I eat chocolate all day every day, not just around Valentines, but I feel like this time of year I have a legitimate (kind of) excuse. Plus, the day after everything is half price...jackpot.
Along with that, I use it as an excuse to cheat on my diet. Every year on Valentine's Day I go out to dinner with my friends who are single/in a long distance relationship. We're going to this amazing Italian restaurant this year and I already know what I'm going to have. Cheesy garlic bread, my favorite pasta, and a pizza cookie. I normally can't have any of that (because I can't have dairy or gluten) so I use the fact that I'm "alone" on Valentine's Day as an excuse to eat whatever I want. Yolo.
But really, fat girl status aside, I think Valentine's Day is beautiful. If you couldn't tell by now, I really love love. I think that we should show each other how much we love each other every single day, not just one day a year, but I also think that Valentine's Day can be really good for a relationship. Going all out and doing something special and unique for the day can really open up opportunities to connect with someone. We get so caught up in day-to-day life and we're so busy all the time, so I think its perfectly fine to have one day out of the year dedicated to showing someone how much you love them.
It makes me sad that so many people are against Valentine's Day, really. I understand that if you're not in a relationship it can be a little pointless, but it is a holiday. Even if you don't have a boyfriend or husband to spend it with, you can still make the best of it by going out with the girls rather than being bitter about it. At least that's what I do. Besides, how can you not love a holiday whose "color" is pink??
I'm really bummed I can't be with Handsome this year for Valentine's Day, but I did send him a little package with some candy and a video game he's been wanting. Oh, and some conversation hearts, but these ones are from Spencers had some not so G-Rated things written on them...yolo.
I feel like this post kind of when in a different direction than I had originally intended, but whatevz I do what I want. My point is, I think that whether you're single or not, Valentine's Day is about love. I understand that we should show each other love and appreciation all year round, but spending one day going out of your way to show someone you love them, how can that be a bad thing?
How do you feel about Valentine's Day?