Single Awareness Day…

Or Valentine’s Day to the common world. I really don’t like this holiday — not because I don’t have a significant other — but because if you love someone you should celebrate this EVERYDAY, not just one day a year. But it’s still hard, not only for singles (like myself) but for those that can’t be with the ones they love because they are in the military — or maybe because their loved one has passed away.

What makes this “holiday” even more fun is that many on Facebook are sharing details about their love and significant others this week… this is what the typical message is like.

“It’s Valentine’s Week on Facebook! ? (Change your profile picture to a picture of you with your significant other and tell us how long you have been together.)”

Not that I don’t want to wish my friends and their spouses/significant others well — I do — but to hear about it over and over and over and over is REALLY hard when you haven’t even been asked on a date in just about 11 months… and haven’t had a decent date in over a year.

But instead of focusing on the negatives (which I have for far too long here…) I am going to focus on the positives of this holiday.

  • I don’t have to share my bed.
  • I can get up whenever I’d like because no one else is making noise.
  • I have an entire walk-in closet to myself.
  • I can do laundry when and how I want… and put it away whenever I feel like it.
  • I can go out with friends without checking if someone else has plans.
  • I can watch what I want on television.
  • I can eat what I want… when I want it.
  • I don’t have to deal with anyone else’s bad financial decisions.
  • I can go on vacation where I want to — and not have to worry about getting 2 airline seats together.
  • I can heat the house however I would like.
  • I have no one to clean up after… except myself (which does tend to be a chore).
  • I can listen to whatever I want while driving.
  • I don’t have to worry about the toilet seat being left up… unless I have visitors.

So there’s my list thus far… any more suggestions??

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.