Why we don’t wait for Valentine’s Day
I'm not going to argue with anyone about the point of Valentine's Day. I understand why people like to do it. I’m just not a huge fan of it. And I’m lucky enough to share the same enthusiasm with my man. He, along with almost all guys I know, don’t really care for the “holiday” either. So much unnecessary pressure. But hey, if you and your honey enjoy celebrating it, then do so and don’t let people like me tell you otherwise. I’m not a pessimist, or unhappy, or unromantic, or single. I find myself to be quite the opposite in call cases. But here are some reasons why I prefer not to postpone celebrating my love:
I’m a big proponent of trying to live in the moment. I don’t always do it, but I’m constantly reminding myself: buy the coffee brand that I love, though it's a few dollars more; get up and dance when a good song is playing; or even enjoy that glass of wine that I said wouldn’t have on a Monday night. If I really want it, I’m going to let myself have it. We take for granted how many moments in life we waste “waiting for the right time”. We are all going to die. We don’t have forever. ENJOY IT ALL THE TIME!
This particular holiday puts a lot of weight on the need to get something for each other, otherwise your love is subpar – right? This unspoken expectation is harsh in my eyes. I don’t want flowers, or a card, or a new sex toy gifted to me on Valentine’s Day just because it’s V-day. I’d rather have those things gifted when my lover feels the desire to do so, not the need to do so. I also enjoy gifting in the moment that it feels good, not when it’s scheduled. When pressures and expectations are removed, we act more naturally and give (love and other things) more freely.
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What are your feelings on Valentine's Day?