Single Valentine's

How to Celebrate Single Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is most often thought of as a day just for couples.  The day that they are reminded they should appreciate one another… because they just don’t care enough about each other those other 364 days of the year.  In long term relationships, it may also be known as “Oh Right, You’re Here” day.

I like Valentine’s Day simply because I love all holidays.  I enjoy celebrating pretty much anything – why not have an excuse to be excited about something?  However, I think acknowledging Valentine’s Day as a day to be celebrated by couples is all wrong.  Valentine’s Day is a day for singles to celebrate!!

“WHY!?” you ask?? Well…. there are many amazing things to be excited about when you are single for Valentine’s.  Here are my top 3:

  1. No Pressure

That’s right, when you don’t have a boyfriend or a girlfriend there is no pressure about what you are going to do for Valentine’s Day.  “Holy Shit, I have to show this person how much they mean to me today.  My gift and actions are directly related to how I feel about them and therefore I will look like a terrible partner and human being if I mess this up”. Sure, it sounds irrational, but it’s just one of those thoughts.  Those thoughts cause stress and anxiety which I am pretty sure leads to premature death.  So, look at you, you single devil – you’ve just saved yourself some years.

2. Half-Price Chocolate

The day after Valentine’s is my most coveted day of the year… all of that quality chocolate goodness is half price and just waiting for me.  Those of us who are single don’t have to buy that chocolate before Valentine’s Day to give as a gift, we can wait until Sunday when it’s CHEAP.  Saving money is certainly something to celebrate.

3. Pleasure in Commiserating with Your Single Comrades

“Waaaah I’m single on Valentine’s!” “Ahhhh I am too!!” “Let’s drink together and bash all those lame couples in relationships!”  You have to admit, that sounds like a pretty good time.  Especially these days, (when commitment is at an all-time low, and dating apps such as Tinder ruin your faith in humanity and any prospect of hope for a normal future relationship), there are a TON of other single people to hang out with.  You may feel lonely, but you certainly aren’t alone.  Pop open that bottle of wine and drown your sorrows with your fellow single-tons!

Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day my fellow singles!! #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on AuthorhouseAmazon, and Barnes and Noble 

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Be Happy!

You are More Determined to Better Yourself

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When I am in a relationship I am always focused on the other person, and what is going on with “us”.  Taking time for myself to think about what I want to be doing and ways I can better myself as an individual really doesn’t come into play.

When my last relationship ended, after I got over the crying and inhaling copious amounts of wine and chocolate, I started to think about how to move forward.  I started compiling a list of reasons why it was actually more advantageous to be single, rather than being in a relationship, and what do you know – my first book was born: 101 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Single.

Bettering myself as an individual and finding ways to not only be successful, but happy, is just one of those 101 reasons.  Turns out being a single lady gives me lots to be grateful for #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on AuthorhouseAmazon, and Barnes and Noble 

Single Lady Pie

Excessive Indulgence

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You know that feeling when you come home with a tub of your favorite quality cookie dough ice cream, and your significant other asks to share?  That twang of resentment and the passing thought – “well the tub is just not big enough for two spoons.”

I was recently at the grocery store and I saw that lemon meringue pie was on sale.  Did I dare?  You bet I did.  I decided to have lemon meringue pie for dinner.

At first I cut out a big piece, but then thought – eh, what the heck, I’m single!  And I just stuck a fork in it and sat in front of the TV eating out of the pie tin.

IT WAS SO FREAKING SATISFYING. #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to be Single is now available on Barnes and Noble

No Sharing Movie Snacks

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I recently went to the movies with a girlfriend to go see Unbroken.  I didn’t know much about the movie other than a guy goes through hardship and it’s directed by Angelina Jolie.  So, of course I loaded up on movie snacks.

When I would go to the movies with my boyfriend we would always get a giant popcorn and share it.  I am not sure why we did this, I guess he thought it was romantic.  It most certainly was not. His giant man hands would dive into that popcorn bag leaving no room for me, and I would have to aggressively fight my hand into the bad just to get some popcorn.

On this movie trip, I decided I didn’t actually want a whole bag of popcorn. I wanted a little popcorn, a little chocolate, some pop and some berries.  So guess what?  I fucking got all of those things!  AND I did not have to share.

Not only do I not have to fight my way into a popcorn bag, being a single woman I now decide exactly what I want and I get all of it!  #itsgreattobesingle

101 Reasons Why it’s Great to Be Single is available on Authorhouse and Amazon