HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Rest assured, I still think this is one of the stupidest days in the year. I really do. I will maintain that if you need a marked calendar day to show your significant other that you love them, you're a terrible partner. Also, this day really does feel like a punch in the gut to people who are single and don't want to be.
It's the most idiotic day ever.
That said, I've mellowed a little. Most of that has a lot to do with being much more comfortable with me and my situation in life. I'm no longer filled with rage or disdain when I see lovebirds on this day. The urge to throw rocks at them is utterly non-existent. I know, I know. I've changed.
That does not mean I'm considering marriage and children, mind you.
If people want to celebrate today, I'm actually totally chill with it. It's cool. You do you.
Since I'm so very unlikely to be romantically attached, this day used to rankle, especially since I had mistakenly equated "attached" with "worthy." They aren't the same, by the by. Now, though, that I know more of what I'm about, I'm finding that today is just another day. I'm not mad I'm not romantically attached anymore. In fact, I think I might prefer it this way. I answer to me alone. I like this.
Bonus: chocolate is on sale tomorrow. Yay Valentine's Day!
Still, I recognise that this day sucks for people who aren't happily single freaks like me. And even those of us who prefer singledom might still feel a pang of loneliness today. I know that I will. Probably. It can't be helped. The purpose of the day is literally to celebrate romantic attachment; in your face.
Today, I really do just want to remind all my single brothers and sisters out there; you are worthy, and lovable, and loved.
You are worthy. You are loved.
Oh, before I forget, I'm streaming tonight, since I don't have to go out for dinner or anything. So if you're feeling blue, visit me on Twitch and cheer yourself up by watching me fail a lot while I game.
Many hugs to you all. Thanks for putting up with me!