At school, the Grad Council always sell roses to raise funds and delivers them in time for the holiday. This year, Wifey, Waddles, Adri and I decided sent each other roses because no one loves us just for the fun of it. Seriously, no shame.. Galentine’s all the way! I admit I used to be more or less disappointed never really receiving anything from the so-called “secret admirers” (and my group of friends didn’t waste the money to send each other this stuff), from elementary up till now, I’m sure others can relate.. versus other girls who would get too many flowers to carry, but honestly who cares! Chocolate, roses, love-o-grams or whatever they call them are simply materialistic indications and just because you don’t receive any doesn’t mean you’re not loved. Because you are. I think it’s more meaningful to give gifts to that special someone in person anyways, rather than having the school deliver it for you, or better yet, spend some valuable time with them. Roses wither, but memories last.
Some clubs in our school also stick up corny pick-up lines to get us revved up into the Valentine’s Day spirit, my favourite so far is “I love food, but I might love you more”, ahaha it’s so me. 😛 We had matchmakers as well, $2 to support the Grad Council again and for some good laughs.
A couple of days ago Mama Rae and I had an interesting conversation about “finding your love” that sort of sparked some thoughts. We started off discussing about my university plans and she kid that I shouldn’t stress out nearly as much academically, and should focus on “finding” the right guy. (Since after graduation I’ll be too old and no one would want me anymore LOL thanks Mama.) This was where our opinions diverged. I don’t believe people should be consciously searching for someone, it’s not really possible to do so. Don’t get me wrong, you have to definitely open yourself up socially in order to meet people, but you can’t really just pinpoint down a person and call them your soulmate. Bam. You. Done. Let’s get married and have kids and live happily ever. No it doesn’t work like that. I think the right person will come in time, and when you do meet that person, you’ll know to treasure them and they will return the same affection. Maybe I read too many romance novels but that’s what I truly believe.. so don’t fret if you didn’t have a “Valentine” this year, you can say I was yours. (;
Not only is it important to love your friends, it’s also important to take some time to love yourself. I didn’t go as far as buying myself roses but if I had the fortune I totally would LOOOL. Haha well afterschool, I had an upsetting encounter on the way home so when I got home, I decided to treat myself a bit. I started off with a pilates sesh (Summer Sweatfast and Extreme Abs), an instant mood booster, then made some yummy desserts.
A lot of the times we forget to take care of ourselves but it’s really important that we do. Take some time away from the stress in school or work and, breathe, relax, and connect with your mind. Pamper yourself- do a mask, paint your nails, have a nice long bath.. Whatever it is that you enjoy doing, do it. I understand that most of us are “too busy”, but honestly, it doesn’t take much time at all to implement some of these things into our routine.
I talked about loving your friends and yourself already, but we can’t forget about the family. Simply said, these are the people that are the closest to you and you should always let them know how much you appreciate them. Mama Rae arranged her own little Galentine’s Day party with her friends too, and I’m sure they had a blast haha.
Hope you all had a fun Valentine’s Day weekend, and thanks for reading!