Remember when everyone would get Valentine’s Day cards in elementary school? Or when people could buy flowers to gift the popular in high school? Back then it mattered who you were dating, but Valentine’s Day has a whole new meaning in college.
With less people choosing to be in committed relationships the single’s market peaks during college, especially here at Winthrop. You’ve seen people on Facebook and Twitter talking about how sad they are not to have a Valentine this year. Why be sad?! Why not make this day of love and appreciation work for you?
This year, I’ll be celebrating Single’s Appreciation Day on February 14th. Instead of moping around about being single, take that day and learn to embrace it. The time you spend being single should be the time you are investing to better yourself for the future.
Singles Appreciation Day could be the “me time” you need to get refocused on your goals, your aspiration, and most importantly, your perspective. One of my favorite quotes is “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This quote could be applied to school, work, and love.
For those of you who are in a committed relationship AND happy, congratulations! I hope you have a fun and fantastic Valentine’s Day.
For those of you who are in a committed relationship and unhappy, maybe you should rethink what you are doing. You just might be wasting your time, love, and energy on the wrong person.
For my fellow single people, continue to work on you and let the rest come in at it’s own time. Happy Single’s Appreciation Day!