Weekly Blog February 14th, 2017: Valentine’s Day/Single Awareness Day

Hello lovely people of the internet!!

You might be out there saying, “Wait a minute. I thought Allen_The_Writer said that he wasn’t posting anything this week because he’s ‘sick’ or lazy or something.” Well thanks.. But hopefully that means that you saw my post via our Twitter page (located here) or our Facebook page (located here) so I’m going to spin your possible insult into something positive. Or maybe you have no idea what I’m talking about and you’re just waiting for me to actually get to the topic at hand. Yeah… I probably should do that…

Anyway, today is the 14th of February which is Valentine’s Day. A day where we celebrate love with flowers, chocolates, Hallmark Cards, and maybe a night on the town. Couples celebrate being together and being in love and all that romantic stuff. But single people need a reason to celebrate too, right? Just because Cupid hasn’t struck us with an arrow of love doesn’t mean we have to be left out of annual festivities. Today also marks another, and more modern, holiday: Singles Awareness Day (sometimes abbreviated as SAD). Today is a day where single people aren’t left out in the cold with just thoughts about how undesirable we are. Today is a day where single people get to celebrate having their independence and how we are our own person and how we don’t get our identity from being with someone else in a lifetime bond of love and happiness. We’re happy all by ourselves!! Yay being single and not being in a committed relationship.

Now you might be slowly walking back from your computer or closing the webpage. Maybe my words don’t seem very comforting and you might have picked up a hint of bitterness about being single. (See video here) Honestly Valentine’s Day is definitely not my favorite holiday and it doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that I’ve always been single on Valentine’s Day (IT DOESN’T). Valentine’s just seemed like a Hallmark Holiday to me and I’m just not that into it. I’m sure being in a healthy relationship might change that sentiment a little bit, but compared to holidays like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, 4th of July, and even President’s Day, Valentine’s just doesn’t seem that great. Now Singles Awareness Day, that’s a day I can support! Because honestly if you’re out there and you’re single, you should be happy! Being single can be just as awesome as being in a relationship. You’re your own person who makes your own decisions and you are completely self reliant… at least in theory that’s how things should work.

Would I like to be in a relationship with the girl of my dreams? Sure. And maybe she’s out there wishing that she had an awesome guy like me in her life at this very moment. Or maybe she’s going on a date with some guy who’s obviously not as cool or good looking as me. Also a possibility. Yeah I’m single (and ready to mingle), but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Being single means that I get to work on myself. I get to improve myself in an environment where I get to set the terms. The ultimate goal is to improve myself not only for me but for the hope that I eventually meet that special person and they get to meet an improved version of the person I am now. So yeah I’m single, but I’m going to look at the positives about being by myself instead of focusing on the negative stuff.

Also I want to reiterate that I don’t have people who are in relationships. If you’re out there celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other, I hope you have a wonderful time! I hope you get flowers and chocolates and whatever token of love you want from the love of your life! I think celebrating love no matter who that love is between, is an awesome thing and we should celebrate it every day! Take Valentine’s Day and go celebrate love whether that be love between friends, between family, between significant others, or even love between you and your 25 cats. They deserve it! I’m so thankful for the friends, family, and others in my life and I’m going to use Valentine’s Day to celebrate that! Ultimately, I want everyone to have a great Valentine’s Day whether that involves a day solo where you order pizza and binge watch Netflix or whether that involves you and your significant other going out on the town and having a great time together!

Again, I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and great rest of your week! If you don’t have plans, why don’t you check out some stuff on the website! This week will be pretty bare but next week will be full of new and exciting pieces!

-Allen_The_Writer

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