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Happy Valentines Day, Empresses!

Valentines Day obviously marks the International Day of love and it’s one of my favourite holidays! Although it’s a day of love, I know that sooo many of us single girls hate Valentines because they don’t have a significant other. I can definitely relate, being one of those bitter single girls on this day. Even yesterday, I found myself at Costco watching men buy flowers for their significant others, thinking, “Gee, I wish I would get flowers today.” But I quickly changed that thought to, “I can’t wait for the day when I DO get flowers for Valentines from my man!”

I didn’t have any big plans to celebrate Valentines day yesterday. In fact, it seemed like it sprung up on me! Usually I make Galentines plans with my single girls – which I obviously do to distract myself from getting sad when I see couples who are in love – but this year was different.

This is the first year that I can whole heartedly say that I am happy being single and alone (although I don’t feel lonely). This year, I wanted to honour the progress in my self discovery that I’ve made within the past 16 months – I wanted to make the day all about my own self-love.

Of course, being a weekday, I still worked, but I did manage to love and appreciate myself throughout the day. I began the day as I normally do with my morning ritual, I taught online as normal, then I attended a yoga class in the morning – which I normally do at night. I am SO sore today from yoga (but a good kind of sore), which is super weird because I do yoga regularly!

It’s been a rough few weeks for my mental state so I decided to go on a little solo getaway to my family’s beach house after my yoga class. It feels SO nice to be alone and still. I’m an extroverted introvert, so silent, alone times are super crucial in my day to day life. I’m actually currently sitting here writing this in the house’s loft space, overlooking the beautiful frozen lake. It reminds me to be grateful to be in the warm house, especially with the strong winds we have today.

At night, I decided to treat myself to some chocolate, butter tarts and beer. Ideally, I would have drank wine, but quickly discovered the wine in the fridge hard turned into vinegar… tear. I took a hot bath and watched a romcom.

Afterwards, I journaled my goals of where I want to be a year from now, meditated and went to sleep.

Again, it wasn’t a day full of big surprised or extravagant plans. But I was more than delighted to have peace and quiet, chocolate and a bath to celebrate me.

If you haven’t done so yet, take some time out today to enjoy YOU ♡