Happy First Week of February! It is officially the month of love, which I LOVE but also hate at the same time. I love the fact that people try and be kinder, show more romantic gestures and overall be nicer but I hate the fact that people need a special day to instigate these emotions and acts of kindness.
Mountain Man and I went on our first date, (a blind one at that), at the beginning of January. Proudly carrying the status of single and independent lady for many years, obviously started to make me stress as Valentine's Day loomed closer.
"We have only been dating for a little over a MONTH!" "Wait, are we even dating?" "OMG...what if he is last guy I will ever date?" "What if he has some HUGE elaborate date planned?" "What if he doesn't have ANYTHING planned?"
Obviously my mind was spiraling out of control, so I decided to take matters into my own hands and tell Mountain Man I didn't want to do ANYTHING for Valentine's Day because I didn't like the holiday. Little did I know that this completely hurt his feelings and I was selfishly not taking his into account. At the time, I had a stressful/emotionally draining job and Valentine's Day at work was no exception. MM asked if I wanted to come over for lunch on my break so I agreed. When I showed up, I saw that he had made my lunch entirely into heart shapes...and then I felt like a total jerk.
Over the years Mountain Man has slowly chipped away at my tough exterior and made me grow to love Valentine's Day. While I still do not enjoy cheesy jewelry commercials or seeing everything doused in terrible shades of red and pink, I now realize the importance of doing something with the one(s) you love on Valentine's Day, even if those things should be done on a regular basis. So I challenge you all, don't be like old Katie. Embrace the holiday, overtime you will be glad you did.
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