Right now, here at my office – people are so excited about the upcoming Heart’s Day. Girls are squealing, giggling and being – well, girls. Planning on what to wear and how to make their man go gaga over them. Boys are making plans for their dates and what gifts to buy. Everybody is in euphoria. In a state of bliss. In a state of giddyness.
Sad to say, I am not one of them.
They look at me funny when they asked me what I was planning over for Valentines and I answered – “Nothing." Because really, I didn’t plan anything. I don’t have a guy to please. I don’t have someone out there to go gaga over for. And most importantly – I am not looking for one.
They all looked at me aghast when I said that matter-of-factly. Sometimes, I just don’t get it. Why do we single people have to suffer most during this time of the season? Can’t people understand that really – we are not looking for a committment or any sort of relationship and that we are happy with being single, carefree and career-oriented? Honestly.
Sure, sometimes I get that wondering feeling how it would be if you have someone to be there for you during Valentine’s. Well, in all actuality – been there, done that. Not exactly what you could call great and not exactly what can make me rave all the way. Sure it was nice but it was such a passé and a cliché. Such lovely words.
If there’s one thing I learned from a previous relationship, is that – you don’t have to say "I love you” especially if you don’t mean it. But the problem with people nowadays is that it is so easy to say those three little words that mean a lot but say it like it’s just that. Words. Not meaning anything. Not something deeper. Nothing. Nada.
I’m on my anti-Valentine mode today. So sorry to offend you cupid-induced people out there. I’m not anti-couples or anti-love or whatever you want to think. Just anti-Valentine. I just don’t get how some people would only think about love and compassion and passion per se only during Valentines when it could be thought of everyday. Businesses just get a lot of money out of these poor souls who they manipulate into buying no-nonsense gifts for Valentine’s Day.
So to everyone –
Live life. Love life. Life is precious to be wasted.
I, thank you. Bow.