"One day in February isn't special. But, you are"
Firstly, thank you to everyone who read or supported the newest segment to both Selfie Girl and Pure Irish Sugar- Styling with Jate. Kate and I are so beyond happy that we decided to do something different and bring our blogs together in a different way. Read my first "Styling with Jate" post here
With the season that's upon us tomorrow, this post themes are:
Topic: What Valentine's Day means to me
Trend: Date Night
What does Valentine's Day mean to me? Well, to be honest, I treat it like any other day. I'm one of those people that believes if you like/love someone that you're in a relationship with, you should feel that way about them every day and not just one day of the year. You should never feel like you have to cook them a 3 course meal or buy them anything expensive to express your feelings to them, when they least expect it is the best time. Why not buy take your partner out on a random Tuesday evening or treat them to the cinema, those memories are more memorable than Valentine's Day. I would never want my partner to feel like they have to constantly impress me or feel they have to top off last Valentine's Day.
To not make a deal about it (but it's a little bit of a big deal), I won't be spending this Valentine's Day on my own (for the first time in 2 years) and we won't be making a big deal about it. When I am in a relationship, I am a sucker for all thing romantic, most girls do right? Whether it a surprise of a bunch of flowers or cooking me dinner, I love being looked after and swooned. But, I would rather this any other day of the year, just not on Valentine's Day. A guy, in particular, should never feel that it's that one day of the year they have to put effort into creating a special day for their partner. A relationship is a two-way street so if you think your partner should make all the effort, why shouldn't you? Why can't we all celebrate relationships every day?
But then when I was single, Valentine's Day did suck. But, I also didn't make a big fuss about it and would spend it like any other night - on my own, watching a movie with a takeaway. But, I was happy and content. When I was single on Valentine's Day, I never felt I needed to be on a date with someone or really sad that I wasn't spending it with someone. It made me realise how much I loved being single, enjoying my own company and that one day, if I was in a relationship, I would find someone that would make me feel like it's Valentine's Day every day. You want someone that can make you smile, someone you can talk to and goof around with. There is no one that can ever say when you find that special someone but to be cliche about it, you'll know when you know and it does really happen when you least expect it. Whether you're into Valentine's Day or not, spend it with someone or people you like, it is a day to celebrate love and that can be a relationship type love or even friendship.
As I said at the beginning, this is what Valentine's Day means to me and how I spend it. See what Kate thinks of February 14th here. I didn't think I would share that little bit about my personal life but I suppose a new relationship is quiet exciting and it's hard to keep a secret when I'm really happy.
My outfit (click on the item for direct link)
Runners from TK Maxx (similar here)
Bomber Jacket from Penneys (similar here)
Photos by the lovely and fabulous: LoveSummerSarah
Stay tuned for more chaos,