Hey friends! Happy hump day!! I have been really slacking on my blog post game but my goal is to get a lot better with generating posts for you all. I always want my posts to be meaningful and something that I would enjoy reading myself, so I can fully admit that lately the content ideas have been hard for me. However, I knew with Valentine’s Day coming up that this was a post I wanted to put up for you all because something tells me that I am not the only one in this boat.
There are ALOT of women…and men who dread Valentine’s Day and to be honest, I used to be one of them. As a kid and in high school it was fun because you still got the stuffed animals and candy from your parents, but as I got older and was single the thought of watching everyone celebrate the love they have with someone else used to be exhausting. It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I really started to enjoy this “holiday” again. I say holiday loosely because shouldn’t we celebrate loving one another everyday not just using one day to go above and beyond? But that’s a story for another day. You see I have been single for quite a while now and I have spent many of Valentine’s alone but it’s in those days that I have realized that even if presented the opportunity, I wasn’t ready to be committed or married yet. So single Valentine’s is actually okay..and preferred. Here me out….I graduated college in 2015, I started a corporate job, moved to a brand new city far away from my family and friends and honestly I had to figure out who I was a person. Sure everyone is different but for me I still had to find myself and my place in this world before I could even think about giving myself to someone else. How can you fully commit to loving someone else if you don’t fully love yourself first? My answer is you can’t…or I can’t at least. Last year I launched Bold and Bliss and it’s basically a second full time job so between my full time sales job, events that came along with my sales job (lots of them) and then all of the logistics behind Bold & Bliss Lord knows my time was slim. Would an insta hubby to take all my photos be great? Yes HA! But ya girl can wait.
Over the years this holiday has become a day to celebrate SELF LOVE. Another year of learning about myself, finding myself and ultimately LOVING myself. Could I be ready for something in the near future? Look if it happens it happens..only God’s timing will tell and I only want the one that He has created for me. Until then, I will continue to love ME and all that God has made me to be. That is what Valentine’s is to me! So if you are in the same boat and find yourself down, put a spin on it. There are no rules. Love yourself!!!