Some people love Valentine’s Day and see it as a day to show their loved ones how much they care about them. Others choose to ignore the holiday while some simply hate it. I used to be halfway between hating the day and ignoring it. Now, I use it as a reminder to call my family and say hello to close friends.
I overheard a classmate bemoaning about the fact that she dreads the day because she is a single girl. I know exactly how that feels.. When all of your friends are receiving beautiful roses and cute presents from the special person in their life, it’s just a reminder that you are alone.
This year on Valentine’s Day, I am planning to get my hair and nails done. I bought myself a dozen roses and am spoiling myself for a week- I took two bubble baths this past week and am giving myself a daily facial. Tonight I am going out for a nice dinner and wine at a new restaurant with friends to get away from anything that has to do with school or work.
The reason why I am spoiling myself is because in order to appreciate other people, you need to first appreciate yourself and be happy with who you are. I know this is said over and over in inspirational blogs, etc. but it’s so true.
That’s why I think Valentine’s Day is fantastic for both singles and those in a relationship. It doesn’t have to be a day set aside to show someone else that you love him/her. Valentine’s Day can also be spent as a day to spoil yourself and get into touch with yourself. Love yourself and you’ll be amazed at how people around you seem to magically turn into better people… it’s the power of perception.
Pencil Skirt: Kate Stoltz boucle pencil skirt
Blouse: Cedric Charlier
Shoes and Belt: Jason Wu