Happy Valentine's Day - Make It Your Own
Observations of a Middle-aged Dragon with a tattoo:
Happy Valentine’s Day
Remember it takes all sorts!
It's only a date on the calendar after all
Above all Make it your Own
You either love it or loathe it. This may depend on if you are a believer in romance or not. Nonetheless, even if you’re coupled-up, St Valentine’s Day can be a great source of stress, angst and arguments. There’s no guarantee that it’ll be all hearts, flowers and passionate romance even if you have a main-squeeze, partner or even a paramour. There’s the:
Are we giving gifts?
How much are we spending?
Are we just going out for a romantic night?
Is the gift thoughtful, special enough?
Will it send the ‘right’ message?
Are you only after a wham, bam thankyou man?
Invariably we can find out that we’ve invested far too much time, energy, thought and love into the gift to discover it has in no way been reciprocated.
Then the arguments and anger lead to a terrible night as the pressure of all the allure of romance usually doesn’t measure-up and is swamped by all the disappointment. This disappointment can reign supreme and St Valentine’s Day turns into the day of anti-love! Why do we do this to ourselves? Because when I say “we” I mean its women who tend to be the ones most put out by this day.
You can completely dismiss it as another American scourge like Halloween.
Or embrace the fun regardless of whether your coupled up or not. Have a (Gal)entine Day and use this as (another) time to meet up with friends and just have FUN. Show you aren’t defined by anybody else but yourself.
The point being, love isn’t to be found and proven by just one day. It should be found in everyday we share with someone who we enjoy being with when we are on the sunny-side of the grass.
Have the St Valentine’s Day you want - forget everyone else and all of society’s pressures and myths.
Dare you to….