Valentine's day '19

As I made my way to work on Thursday morning I smiled thinking to myself " Oh great, yet another single/dateless Valentine's day" and while in the past this might have left me feeling down in the dumps, that was not the case this year. Instead I saw the funny side of it; whilst others were waking up to long heartfelt messages from their loved ones, I had the pleasure of being texted by Vodafone reminding me that my " monthly bill of £38.50 is due on the 23rd of February".  So romantic.

 Despite my uneventful day-most of it spent at work- I was actually in an amorous mood. Perhaps love was indeed in the air because I went about all my tasks at work with a spring in my step and a smile on my face. My contribution to the celebration of love I guess.
 Now, this wouldn't be a typical "single on Valentine's day" post if I didn't use this opportunity to remind my fellow singletons that we are already surrounded by love from our family and friends and of course loved unconditionally by God. However, it's not so typical in the sense that I shan't bore you with cynical statements such as "just another government agenda to force taxpayers into spending unnecessarily" or "shouldn't we celebrate love everyday, what's so special about this day?". In the past I'll admit that I too subscribed to such cynical notions but the truth is I'm a hopeless romantic at heart and I wouldn't have it any other way.

During lunch at work, everyone was asking each other if they had any special plans for that evening and two of the ladies stated quite bluntly that they had no plans with their spouses because "only teenagers and young people celebrate Valentine's day". The ladies in question are most likely only in their late 30s-early 40s! So, of course being the advocate of all things romantic  I had to challenge this perspective to which they replied that I should wait till I get to their age and see if I keep the same energy.

Perhaps this is naive of me but I would like to think (and sincerely hope) that in 20 years time, I'll still be excited to celebrate Valentine's day with my spouse and shower him with gifts that make him feel special and appreciated. Valentine's day aside, love truly is a beautiful thing and I definitely agree that we should be celebrating it every day.  By this I don't necessarily mean showering each other with lavish gifts but rather in our words and actions- I believe these are more important.

That being said, it would be delusional not to admit that love can get hard sometimes. Even in relationships with family and friends, we all know that every single moment isn't always so "fluffy". Of course we have our differences, disputes and times when we simply don't get along but this is where that beauty of love comes in doesn't it? Because even in those difficult times we know that we still care about each other very much.

So what is the point I'm trying to get to? Is there a reason for writing this post?
I guess not. I had a lot of feelings and thoughts about that day and decided the best place to offload these would be on my blog alongside my other ramblings which you all so kindly take the time to read.
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To conclude- single or taken- I hope you had a great time on Valentine's day. I know I certainly did with my Nando's takeaway and a glass of wine watching romantic Korean dramas till late in the night. What more could a girl need?

Thanks so much for reading
Until next time, take care and God bless xoxo

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love- 1 Corinthians 13: 13
Do everything in love- 1 Corinthians 16:14

P.S.
I just realised this is my first post of 2019 so happy new year I guess?! I started a new job in December (we thank God) just before I went to Nigeria for Christmas (lpost coming out soon!) and since I came back in January I've been struggling a bit with balancing my creative activities and work. But don't worry, I'm not going to slip back into 2017 Steph! I promise I'll try and get better organised so I can resume consistently posting.

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