Love Yourself - Ms. Independent

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s cheesy, overpriced and overrated.  I find the idea of being showered with affection on one day of year (when cuddling is more practical to conserve heat rather than express affection), rather ridiculous. If that’s the case, whether single or attached, you might end up being miserable the rest of the year. So that’s why I propose the perfect way to spend this crappy holiday is loving yourself (and not in that way… We really don’t need to know what you’re doing in your down time).

Now is as good as time as any to do so. Especially as a woman living in the 21st century. Historically it’s been a woman’s job to tend to the husband (god forbid you be not straight), children (eww), or tending to the household as we didn’t have the mental capacity to attend to affairs in the public setting compared to men (Oh wait. People still think that?).

So, now that I have the right to study and work my ass off like the other 50% of the population, I might need a little love. And sometimes if you want something done right, you need to do it yourself (I know you just went there in your head.. don’t).

A great way to express love to yourself is ordering a pizza and drinking some wine when you need a pick-me-up. Or bubble baths, a meal out, a little gift, new tattoos, burning everything involving your ex’s. Or maybe you just veg in front of the t.v. or are glued to your phone to have some time to recharge. However you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day, just remember to spoil yourself a little. Or you can wait until the next day and score some cheap chocolate. The choice is yours!