Many people think of Valentine’s Day as a fake holiday and mock the very thought of chocolates and roses this time of year. I get it, it’s can be a lot. Companies go over board on the advertising and everything is about sugary sweets and cheesy romance. My own grocery store had an abrasive amount of pink and red flowers, balloons and treats at every entrance.
Most people think since I am single I don’t enjoy this day at all but from my recent conversations it sounds like I enjoy it more than most! I love to see people in love, happy and celebrating, it’s also why I love weddings so much! Plus, if you know me I love a reason to dress with a theme and celebrate something on a random weekday, it’s what keeps life fun!
Tonight I have plans for a cozy night in with a dreamy bath, good book and of course, delicious dinner. With all this rain we’ve been having in LA, it sounds like the perfect way to spend Valentines Day to me! My favorite Valentine’s Day, however, was last year. My date was a seagull and I spent the day at the beach. Here is my post from last year that is still relevant and one of my favorites.
A recap from me and my Valentine ?
This guy joined me on the pier and since his beak had markings that matched my lipstick, I knew he was the one.
If only it were that easy for human valentines, am I right?
In all seriousness, I had my perfect day. I never knew how to answer that question “what’s your perfect day?” Until now, I realized exactly what it was. I had a slow morning with a little pampering before heading down to the boardwalk for some meandering and photographing. I was on no time schedule, in no hurry with just me and my camera, which is exactly how I like it. Who said long walks on the beach can’t be a solo activity? I stopped in the cutest little bookstore, which is now one of my favorite shops, and sat in the sand for awhile soaking in the sunshine.
Just as a disclaimer this is not some “I don’t need no man,” anti-love, lonely hearts club forever valentines post. Admittedly, I am a hopeless romantic, but I believe in the magic of timing and I know right now the time is for myself, which in itself is something to celebrate. So for my friends who dread this day, celebrated solo, didn’t go out for an overpriced candlelit dinner or stayed off social media entirely because everyone’s chocolates and flowers with poems of devotion was just a little too much… you can still enjoy the day. I hope you still felt loved because self-love is far greater than what anyone else can provide and it’s always the right time for that. Take it from me, the girl who put on makeup for nobody, chose a seagull for a valentine, and ended the day with only Netflix in my bed… it was my best year yet.
How will you be celebrating today?