Happy Galentine's Day To My Fellow Single Ladies
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Happy Galentine's Day To My Fellow Single Ladies

Here's to the day of celebrating your lady friends alongside Leslie Knope! Happy Galentine's Day!

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Happy Galentine's Day To My Fellow Single Ladies
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Does anyone else get that awkward feeling of loneliness around Valentine's Day? It is kind of like all of the attention I usually do not give to the fact that I'm perpetually single is pulled into the light and I realize that I will be alone...again...on Valentine's Day.

I tend to get to this part of the year and almost completely forget that Galentine's Day is also right around the corner, even coming up before Valentine's Day!

What is Galentine's Day, you might be asking yourself?


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Well it doesn't matter if you're in a relationship or not this Valentine's Day. Galentine's Day should be celebrated. Of course this holiday was originally created by our very own Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation. The holiday was made for all of the single ladies ( or not so single ladies) in the universe who just want to celebrate the love she has for her friends, but this fictional holiday is a lot more than just that.

As explained by Leslie on the show Parks and Recreation, "Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like the Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

Galentine's Day started off as a made up holiday, but has come to be adored and celebrated by many women all over the place. Whether they follow in Leslie's footsteps and go out to breakfast or just have a girls day or head out to the nail salon or to get dinner, the holiday has become appreciated all around.

I think everyone should celebrate this holiday too! Gather your friends and celebrate the wonderful women in your life, and even if you can't have a full breakfast-with-mimosas, take the day to express how much you value all your gal-pals, because everyone deserves a day to be recognized.

Since Valentine's Day is for those who have significant others and can sometimes leave other people feeling some type of way, Galentine's Day can also just be a day to treat yourself. Whether that means taking yourself to get your favorite food or just doing a face mask, it should be done. Ladies, this is a day for you and yours!

Just because you don't have someone to spend Valentine's Day with doesn't mean anything. I mean, think about it, Valentine's Day is a made up holiday that draws attention to the fact that you have someone or don't. It is a holiday that sets unrealistic expectations for relationships when you should just be loving your person all the time! So why not celebrate a holiday that was made up but has become so much more!

Galentine's Day allows you to have a little bit of everything! There is so much good about appreciating your friends and yourself, so you might as well spend the days around Valentine's Day doing just that. I know I will be.

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