Hey there everyone,
If you are like me, you are not really for the hype of Valentine’s Day. I did wish certain people a Happy Valentine’s Day, congratulated my friends on their plans, hyped up people for their date outfits, but I just don’t have any emotional or mental ties to the 14th of February. The only real tie that I had to it was that it is my paternal grandmother’s birthday and she passed 5 years ago.
My Valentine’s Day was spent working away at the office, having some good laughs with other admins and having great chats with my boss. When it came time for me to go home, I packed up my things and made my way to my bus stop. That’s where all the fun begins. The bus is packed because it was late (if you know OC Transpo as much as I do… yesterday was an awful day) and the person next to me was so intoxicated they were passed out and I checked to make sure they were breathing several times. I got to the connecting station for my next bus to get me home. I have two options of buses so I just check the times and choose which ever is coming first. I usually have to wait roughly 20 minutes tops for a bus. Last night I waited an hour and fifteen minutes for a bus to get me home and the bus I took was an additional 25 minute ride as it took all the backroads of my area because reaching my final stop. I spent almost 3 hours trying to get home from work. By the time I got home I was so done in that I couldn’t function as a human being. I wanted to end the day right after spending that many hours with strangers.
I decided to light some candles, make myself a delicious dinner, put on some music and sat down at my kitchen island and just enjoyed a nice 20 minutes to myself for the sake of my sanity and to also have my own personal Valentine’s Day. Now, I have had some romantic Valentine’s Days in my life, I have also had some sh*t Valentine’s Days in my life as well but last night’s will be absolutely memorable because I spent it with someone special; myself.
Taking that 20 minutes out of my day, after doing so much and being exhausted trying to get home meant so much to me because I felt calm and relaxed when I made my way to bed. I’ve decided that I am going to do this as a weekly routine now. I’m going to light candles, put on music, pour a glass of wine and sit down with myself over dinner and just enjoy.
I hope that you had a great Valentine’s Day and if you want to share, comment below, I would love to hear about it!