For some of us single women, Valentine’s Day can be tough because we have yet to meet that special person or have recently kicked someone to the curb! Around this time of year, it can be easy to slip into believing that that being single on Valentine’s Day is some tragedy. Of course this isn’t true! Half the time it’s just a ruse to make single women stuff their faces with chocolate! There is absolutely nothing wrong with us being single on Valentine’s Day. Love is a beautiful thing and should be celebrated. Now don’t get me wrong, I haven’t always had this positive outlook on the holiday. Back in college my single friends and I would dress in black and menace folks (yeah I was a hater). In my 30’s I would cry because I felt like a failure because I didn’t have a husband and kids like my friends. Instead of living my life back then, I wasted too much time and energy trying to find “Mr. Right”. After years of working through being single, I’ve come to a place where Valentine’s Day no longer elicits a negative response from me. I know that I am a special person and if/when the time comes, I will meet the right person. The same goes for you too. I totally understand that being single is hard. There are times where I get lonely and question whether or not love will find me. While I allow myself to experience these emotions I don’t let them overwhelm me. I know being single isn’t something that doesn’t define me. You and I are much more than that. While it’s easier said than done, you can find peace with being single on Valentine’s Day. That peace can also help you feel more confident about who you are as a person.
So for Valentine’s Day this year believe that you are enough. Be kind to yourself and your heart. Celebrate love in all it’s forms everyday, not just on February 14th. And remember the greatest love is learning to love yourself!
Have a wonderful day!