In elementary school I loved Valentine's Day. Back then, it meant bringing home cheap, supermarket bought Valentine's cards, that were exchanged just before the classroom party...and that meant cupcakes, fruit punch, and heart shaped candies...you know the ones right? Those chalky, pastel hearts that were stamped with expressions of love...Mmm, good times!
As an adult, it never really meant that much to me. I saw through the commercialism of it all & didn't buy into it. Although, I have enjoyed many a Valentine's Day themed candy year after year, but I digress.
Looking back at V-Day 2007, I wasn't really feeling the love then. For me, it was a day of reflection on how I was so damn tired of playing the dating game, and not getting much out of it. I realized that I had said goodbye to my twenties a long time ago, and I questioned whether or not I'd find someone to love (and someone to love me back equally)...I shivered at the idea that I may have to give that notion up & lower my standards...and to settle for someone that'd be mere companionship...how do you say in your language: drama queen?
But a lot can happen in a year's time. In regards to my love life, I'm in a very different place this year. I found someone that I've been waiting a lifetime for, someone that makes me quiver with goosebumps when I look across the room at, someone that "gets me" & all of my quirks, someone that makes me laugh like no other has, someone that makes my toes curl & my heart pound, someone that I'm so damn proud of...and yes, someone that I want to spend the rest of my life with.
For the very first time, in my 40 years, I'm in love.
Happy Valentine's Day!