This post was originally published on 14th February 2019 and reposted on 14th February 2020.
Happy Valentines to you my lovely followers ❤️
Whether you’ve been celebrating today with your partners, your friends, or by yourself, I hope you’ve been kind to yourself today.
This is my first single valentines for a couple of years. So many singletons seem to dread the day. Quite frankly, even those in relationships often turn their noses up at the thought of it.
However, even as a thirty something singleton, I’ve been looking forward to today.
I may not have anyone to have a romantic night in (or out) with, but for me, today has been about celebrating self love.
Ok, so maybe I had a bit of a flirt here and there, but for the most part, I have been celebrating self love.
For possibly the first time in my life, I feel happy with who I am. I feel like a new person since my trip to Portugal. Even my colleagues have noticed a change. I feel lighter, happier.
My wellbeing and my happiness have become a priority. I have spent years trying to make others happy, making myself miserable in the process. But now, I finally realise the importance of self love.
If I love me for who I am, and make sure that I stay true to myself, if I find myself looking for romantic love again, there will be no changing me to make others happy from now on.
I have lost count of the times I have changed for other people. And all it’s done is caused me to lose my identity and to end up as miserable as sin.
I’m done with all that rubbish.
If you’re not going to love me for me, then you don’t deserve me, and you certainly won’t have a future with me.
So today has been about celebrating my happiness, my freedom, and most importantly, celebrating finding love for myself.
And this evening, I have celebrated in my cosy little London flat, with my four legged friend, a bottle of wine, and a chocolate pudding.
And I’ve loved every minute ❤️❤️❤️