This is usually my least favorite day of the year. It’s the only day I hate more than Daylight Savings Time day, when the world so cruelly steals an hour from me.
I might hate today so much because I’ve been in a relationship on only three of my thirty-three Valentine’s Days, and those three exceptions don’t really count. On the first exception, I was in a long-distance relationship and therefore still alone, which meant I had to soothe all of my feelings with Chinese take-out, at which point I discovered that I was severely allergic to this particular form of Chinese take-out when I went into anaphylactic shock and had to drive myself to the Emergency Room. The second exception I don’t really remember because I had a severe concussion at the time. I think banana leaves were involved. The third exception super doesn’t count because my boyfriend broke up with me on Valentine’s Day, so really I guess I was only in a relationship for part of that day, which means I’ve been in a relationship on only two and a half of my thirty-three Valentine’s Days, none of which really count.
Needless to say, I typically spend most of Valentine’s Day feeling super sorry for myself. But this year, something changed. I think that something is that I finally realized that the only reason I felt so bad on Valentine’s Day is that I made myself feel so bad on Valentine’s Day. I focused on the fact that I was alone, but I didn’t allow in the fact that sometimes, being alone is pretty awesome. I didn’t allow in the fact that I can be alone and be happy — and that I was the person in charge of my happiness.
So this year, I decided to have the happiest single Valentine’s Day EVER, which required making some ground rules for myself. Here’s a peek into what the happiest single Valentine’s Day EVER looks like, along with some Do’s and Don’ts:
And remember, ladies — tell’em, I woke up like this.
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Could this post be anymore amazing or dead on? I don’t think so. I can safely say this is the best thing that ever came from Valentines Day.
Aww, thank you, Mr. Sharpe! I was just talking about you and Jared with a friend from college the other day!
Oh, this was just an all around win for years to come. Way to put the “happy” back into Valentine’s day. And I wish someone would make a comic strip about Lego Unicorn Kitty.
Oh, man, Emma (I mean, Oh, woman, Emma), this is brilliant in so many ways I would need to learn higher math to tote them up. (In a holographic Lego Unicorn Kitty tote bag, of course.)
[…] And that’s why I celebrate Galentine’s Day, brought to us by the High Priestess of Contemporary Pop-Culture Feminism, Amy Poehler, via Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. You can see her explain it here, and you should see her explain it there because her explanation is awesome because it’s an awesome reminder of how awesome you are, and how awesome your lady friends are, and how awesome it is to just celebrate ladies and friends and people being awesome, especially if done breakfast style. I celebrated last year by following the instructions of Our Lady Beyoncé Knowles, Patron Saint of Single Ladies and All the Women Independent, to have The Happiest Single Valentine’s Day EVER. […]
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