It’s Valentines Day, and once again I am alone. Not that I’m complaining, I like my me time. Although I feel like leading up to today there has been so many different pressures posted out there. “What are you getting ______”, “Are you spending Valentines Day with ____”, “We are alone so lets all spend the day doing something together”, ” I need to top all of there friends significant others gifts this year”. REALLY??? It’s a day dedicated to showing someone you love them… shouldn’t that be everyday you spend with them?
And know there is even pressure if you don’t have someone to spend it with. Galentines Day… Can’t I just be happy that I’m not with someone at the moment?
So, instead of falling into the pressures that society has tried springing on me, even though I’m single I still have to spend it with friends apparently, I am simply giving myself some extra lovin. haha.
The first thing I do to begin pampering myself is throw my hair up off my face and take off my 10 hour old make-up. Nothing feels better then washing the dirt and grim of the day off your face.
Who says you have to go out for a fancy ass meal? Order take-out and eat it on the couch in your oversized t-shirt! Put on your favourite movie or TV show and relax!
Ahh yes, my favourite part! Time for the ultimate pamper session. haha. I like to pour a bath with some essential oils or a bath bomb from LUSH! Light some candles, and grab a glass of wine (if legal) and just relax. Let all the tension leave your body. I also like putting a face mask on and follow it with a night-time face moisturizer.
Then I like to put some warm PJ’s on and cuddle into bed with a favourite movie or binge watch my favourite TV show!
WHAT’S YOUR VALENTINES DAY PLANS???
New York Fashion Week is upon us, meaning all the new trends are coming out! One trend I was particularly excited to see was trench coats. I know they aren’t new, but the variations coming out are stunning! From different fabrics and patterns, to bright colours and pastels, there is a trench coat for everyones taste. Not to mention they are the perfect transition coat to wear this winter/spring. I love how you can pair them with jeans and a t-shirt, or you can layer the trench coat over a dress for a night out. I found some amazing ones on ASOS.
I complain, a lot. To much at times. About dumb things. Like someone taking to long to order their food, or someone rushing past me. But when it’s me it doesn’t matter. I need to change. I need to stop thinking that everything people do is directed towards me. Remember that there is a back story to everything. That the person speeding past me could be rushing to the hospital, or is simply late for work. I need to remember that the world isn’t against me, it’s my brain that’s against me. I need to change my brain, my interpretation of life and the world. I would be happier that way, not so anxious. Life would be so much more happier that way.
I woke up to an empty house this morning. A peaceful silence woke my slumber and I had a moment of sanity. No muffled running around, rushing to get out the door. It was like the world had shut off, just for a moment. Like the world had agreed to stop. I rolled out of bed and felt a shiver run up my spine from the cold floor, bringing me back to life. Like a bucket of ice was thrown on me, it startled me with a jolt. This is real, I am real, I am living this moment, and this moment will not live again, a new one will always replace it. This is my comfort, reality is my safe place. It’s a structure that I rely on, I fall apart without reality. This moment is mine, that I can control. In my own way.
WHAT’S YOUR REALITY?