Love Where You Are in Life & The People in Your Life

So it’s February 14th…Valentine’s Day. The over commercialized “holiday” celebrating love, something we should be celebrating everyday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (bc it’s true) I’m at that awkward age where half my friends (including myself) are engaged and the other half are convinced they’re forever alone. So Valentine’s Day can be a weird holiday for people my age.

Valentine’s Day for me? I’m in the airport flying home. Jake has to work abroad and I have to work back in the states. Nothing too crazy. Even though we’ve been together five years…we’ve actually only spent one Valentine’s Day together….with long distance for college, work, and all. And that’s okay. Love is much more than one silly day of the year. It’s showing up, committing, good days, bad days, and everything in between. I’m very grateful that I found my person so early on in life. Jake is amazing. It’s been really great growing together and doing life together. Don’t worry this isn’t going to be a super sappy Valentine’s post. Hear me out.

Jake & I were one of the few who found each other early on in high school. We’ve been together ever since. And I know we’re really lucky in that aspect. I honestly don’t know how people date. The stories I’ve heard from my friends….I can’t imagine trying to master the dating apps, meet people at work, and all the other dating tricks. But I know that tonight, on Valentine’s day, a few of my friends will be on awkward Tinder dates, a few will be drinking alone, and a few will be celebrating with their significant others….or their dogs. All are okay. Love life where you are. Easy for me to say since I’ve found my person, I know. But really, I’m queen of not living in the now, daydreaming of the future, and regretting it later. So take my word when I say love where you are in life and love the people who are currently in your life…even if you haven’t found your “one.” . Valentine’s Day focuses on couples, but love reaches so far beyond couples. Love your friends. Love your family. And LOVE yourself. Don’t spend time dwelling on the love you don’t have. Love the ones you do.