Valentine’s Day Doesn’t Have to Suck

ATTENTION CLOSE FRIENDS OF MINE, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST. OR IF YOU DO, PROCEED WITH CAUTION. In case you’re living under a rock, Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means the aisles at Target are full of pink, red, and white, and candy lines almost every shelf. I’m not one to love Valentine’s Day. In fact, I’d probably say that it’s my least favorite holiday of the year. Maybe it’s because I’ve been single for 18 out of my 19 Valentine’s Days, but I still dread it every year. This year, though, I’m trying something a little different. Instead of focusing all of my energy on how I’m going to be single for life and will probably be that crazy cat lady, I’m celebrating all of the positive relationships I have with friends and family.

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Over the past eight months, I’ve formed friendships with people that are going to last a lifetime, and I want to celebrate that. I’ve also been really into all the cheesy Valentine’s quotes this year, so that’s played a large role in why I decided to not-so-much hate on Valentine’s Day this year. So what’s a better way than incorporating my love for hand lettering with my love for cheesy love quotes than to make a ton of cheesy, hand-made Valentine’s cards??

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The Power of Friendship

So, Valentine’s Day is coming up, and guess who’s single…again. Me. But, that’s ok! Because I have the support of such amazing friends, it makes Valentine’s Day a bit more bearable. So, this post is kind of different than my usual college this or college that. Today I’m going to be talking about what friendship has meant to me in the past year, especially since graduating high school. I felt that this would be good to go up a couple of days before Valentine’s Day because being single on Valentine’s Day can bring you down. I want to let all those single ladies (and guys) out there that you don’t need a relationship to be happy. Friends are really important, so show them some love this Valentine’s Day!

power of friendship

Friends. You can’t live without them, and sometimes, you can’t live with them. You know, I’ve learned a lot about myself and the relationships I have with people since entering the world of adulthood. I’ve learned who to keep in my life and who I just have to let go. I always struggle with the letting go part. KEEP READING “The Power of Friendship”