Ahhhh Valentines Day is upon us…. The holiday hell-bent on brainwashing people (mostly women), that you’re somehow damaged if you aren’t the recipient of flowers, candy, cards, jewelry…. You know, your basic “I love you” gifts. So many spend this day asking there self “What’s wrong with me, am I unlovable?”
I can only speak from a woman’s perspective….but being alone, or in a loveless relationship…. can make today suck….
So what do we “single” women do? Well most do one of two things….either spend the evening alone, crying in their pillow, quite possibly yearning for someone. A past love, maybe the guy at work who doesn’t know you exist, or the guy you’ve had a couple of casual dates with, who didn’t acknowledge you on this day of great love…. The second choice is usually the ritual many have adopted, which is hanging out with a group of other single friends….claiming to hate the holiday, while consuming massive amounts of alcohol, in hopes of convincing yourself, you truly do hate the most romantic day of the year….
Either of those scenarios leaves you feeling broken….either from crying all night or from a nasty hangover….
Don’t mistake….there are some women out there, who truly are unscathed, by the impact society feeds into this commercialized holiday…but they are few and far between…
Just so you know, I’m writing this, at work, while pacing back and forth, yearning for a beautiful bouquet….that’s all mine……to be delivered….for the validation that I’m loved, worthy to be someone’s Valentine.
I don’t believe in “true love”, or the fairy tale romance…..but somewhere inside of me, there’s that voice telling me it does…..
Related…. Could someone kill the bitch feeding me these lies?