Being Single on Valentine’s Day

It’s amazing how many people instantly put on a pity face when you tell them you’re single on valentine’s day, like I’m supposed to be hauled up for the day crying into my pillow. What I’ll actually be spending the day doing is writing my dissertation (or trying to), which could cause some tears but for a completely different reason.

It’s 2018, I’m only 21 years old, I’m not meant to be in a committed relationship thinking about marriage and children. It’s absolutely fine if you are, but for me I couldn’t think of anything worse at this stage of my life. Because here’s the thing, I’m selfish and I’m not afraid to admit it. I’m selfish with my time, with my money and with my happiness. I am perfectly okay being by myself.

How many more family affairs do I have to go to where all I get asked is “oh Lauren have you not found anyone yet?”, no, because I’m not looking for anyone. While I’m still young I want to enjoy it without having to think about anyone but myself. Of course this is where I rant about liking single life and the love of my life walks through the door….or not…

Anyway, if you’re single too on valentine’s day for whatever reason and are sick of the pity party, I got you. Buy yourself an expensive bottle of wine, get some pretty flowers, maybe do a little retail therapy and just love yourself. Valentine’s day isn’t just about loving someone else, it’s about loving you too.

-Lauren

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