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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

It’s that time of year again, the dreaded Valentine’s Day. For those of you who like this holiday I say good for you. I have never really cared for Valentine’s Day thinking it was an evil ploy by Hallmark and Whitman’s to increase their revenue. It is a holiday of obligation. If you are in a relationship you are expected to provide your partner with some, if not all, of the commercialized products associated with Valentine’s Day. I can’t imagine the pressure some guys have from their girlfriends/wives to find the perfect gift, and for the girls that anxiously await their dozen red roses as they watch all of their co-workers get theirs. I remember when I was in elementary school feeling somewhat anxious about how many Cracker Jack Valentine’s I would get in my decorated shoe box. What if I didn’t get any? It was bad back then if one of the girls in your class got more than you, now with FaceBook it’s even worse. Don’t get me wrong I am happy for all my friends that happily post pictures of their flowers, jewelry, and quotes about how amazing their husbands are and maybe a tad bit jealous, not that I would ever admit it.

I got to thinking about my feelings toward this holiday last year, and although I forced myself to have a good time, I was just a little bitter towards it all. (Check out my blog from last year)  This year I am not going to dwell on the fact that I am not in a relationship (I do have a date though ;) instead I am going to focus on possibilities. Of course, I am just like every other single girl out there who can’t wait to hear those 3 perfect words. I would just rather hear them on an off day and for the person that says them to me to mean it, as opposed to reading it across the chest of a $5.00 teddy bear that was purchased at a gas station.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone tell someone you love them and mean it!

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