I was always an anti-Valentine’s Day advocate, but this was because I never had anyone to share it with. It was always “galantine’s day,” just me and my friends sharing our loneliness through dinner and drinks. We would go somewhere nice and make fun of all the couples. I loved it.
This year is a different story for me. This year I have finally found someone to share it with.
My views have completely changed, just by one person. A person who makes me excited about this stupid day to express how fond we are of each other. This came as a shock to me because I have always been the single friend, the third wheel, or the wing-woman. I have always though that this day was the stupidest holiday there is, but now I get it.
I have found myself scrolling through Pinterest, looking for the cutest, most gay shit I could find to craft for a boy. I have found myself stuck in the card section at Target, trying to pick the cheesiest, most perfect card I could find.
This year, Valentine’s Day is for me.
I am excited to share the share the day with someone I feel so strongly about. I am one of those annoying girls who is stressing about what to buy and even wrote my name down on the request-off form at work weeks ago to ensure our plans would not be ruined. Last year, if someone told me how next year’s Valentine’s Day would be like this, I would tell them they have lost their mind, no one would want to stick around for this avoided holiday.
I am now the girl who constantly talks about someone, even though I absolutely know that no one gives a shit. And the thing is, I don’t even care that they don’t give a shit, because I am so blinded by love that I will go on and on. It makes me fall harder knowing that he is planning things to surprise me with and is talking to his family about the perfect kind of flowers and candy to give me.
What I am getting at is, never think that you will always hate Valentine’s Day and that it will never be a big deal. Never think that even if you meet someone that it will be just another day, because now that I have found someone to share it with, and that has the best attitude about it, I am absolutely over excited about this overly advertised stupid holiday.
Yes, I am now a believer that Valentine’s Day is for true love and that it would not be the same if you shared it with someone who half-ass cared about you. If you share it with the right person, then you will definitely enjoy this day.