Saint Valentine’s Day is just a couple of days away and, of course, I feel the pressure to write about love or, rather, the lack thereof… What is Valentine’s anyway? Should it be exclusive to couples, or can we single souls also partake? I don’t know exactly why, but I always manage to keep myself single during this holiday.
I can seriously say that I have been ‘taken’ twice for V-Day in the last thirteen years that I’ve been romantically active. My first Valentine’s gift, at 14 years old, was a gold bracelet and a stuffed animal. Cute. My last, however, was a little less PG-13, and a lot more naughty fun and more appropriate for a twenty-one year old.
This year I am again loveless. No special guy to take me to dinner. No discussing with the girls what to buy. And not picking out a nice outfit for the occasion. I think I am more upset about the latter. Don’t start feeling sorry for me now. Prince Charming might not be bringing me chocolates come Sunday.
Instead, Goddess willing, I am going to be in a nice spa somewhere in Miami. There will be a whole lot of loving alright. I am going to love my awesome self all weekend… shopping, fine dinning, sight seeing, and more shopping! I am actually very excited to be in Miami by myself for Valentines day. I foresee an adventurous weekend.
Now, to all those fabulous single, sexy ladies out there, don’t feel sad because you ain’t got a man this Valentine’s Day. Get all dolled up, grab your fellow single girlfriends, and go celebrate the love for each other and the love for yourselves. Treat yourselves to a nice dinner and some dancing downtown. Don’t let that annoying couple (we all have them) make you feel bad about being single. They might be all lovey-dovey this weekend but, for the rest of the year, they probably secretly wish they had your life.
C.J. in the City