Valentine's Day, the official day of love. For some, it's the day you can be romantic without judgement; for others, it's a constant and painful reminder that you are lonely, and that only candy is there to cheer you up. Of course, let's not forget the business man approach: "How can I sell more and use Valentine's as an excuse?" People have been celebrating it for eeeever, and they get more and more creative about it...Sometimes "too creative." I have never really been fond of this holiday; I'm not cheesy romantic, nor lonely... (my NOT imaginary boyfriend is 700 miles away from me) and I have nothing to sell to you. This is why I've decided to do what I love, and make a quirky little post to share with you a tiny piece of advice I've learned recently.
Love is one if the hardest feelings to describe. Almost every author has tried, but unless you have felt it, it won't mean a thing to you. There are many kinds of love: family love, teenage love, the love you feel for your pets, hobby love, and of course romantic love; but the one that you should work on all the time is self-love. After being in relationships for almost 8 years, I have learned a few things, but the one I keep having to remind myself is: No one will love you as much as you should love yourself, that's the relationship you need to work on. Own who you are, love that belly, or that messy hair you have, or that weird sense of fashion. Constantly remind yourself how awesome you can be. Set yourself goals, and go for them; because happiness and love hold hands. You can't pour from an empty cup. Stay away from people that make you feel like you are hard to love. Ignore them, move on. Dress up for yourself, and eat that delicious food. You will find out that when you are too focused on loving yourself, someone will notice and they will fall in love as well; and it will be perfect, because they will fall for who you truly are. So, if you aren't too busy finding that perfect gift, watching that cheesy movie that makes you cry every time, or getting ready for that big sale; take a moment to love yourself, because after all, you are "à toi pour toujours" (yours forever.)