Be Mine

Love in the time of singletude

I love Valentine’s Day, because I’m a big girly sap. I mean, pink everything, heart-shaped anything, saccharine all around? Come on. I’ve only spent one with an SO, in high school, and I made him a dozen strawberry cupcakes. He got me a bag of pink and white peanut M&Ms and a single rose. That was cool or whatever but the other 22 years of my life have also been a celebration of love. Love of chocolate, of my family, of my friends, of sappy movies.

This year I am centering my ooey gooey Valentine’s feelings inward. I’m going to be my own Valentine, and will be seeing The Colored Museum, one of my favorite plays, with my little sister. There will be chocolate (duh), and I will make time to practice morning yoga. I have a lot of love to give, so why not invest a little of it in the only person I’ve spent my whole life with? As Drizzy says, “know yourself, know your worth.” As Hailee Steinfeld says, “I love me!” Below is a  link roundup to help you show a lil love.

Sweet cards and downloads for someone special:
More Hamiltines
Fun Home Valentines
Adorable lifestyle brand’s February desktop wallpapers

On the art of self-love
Ways to Treat Yo’Self  Without Buying or Eating Anything
Do what makes you happy, as told by BuzzFeed comics
How to deal with your first single V-Day

Romantic movies:
Best indie rom coms of the decade
Classic rom coms romance lovers should see
One of my favorites, The Spectacular Nowa wonderfully quiet high school romance
Anything with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, including Beyond The Lights and Belle

And of course, food. The greatest love of all.

Kisses to all, and have a great Valentine’s Day!

Love, love, love,

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