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Valentines Day...

If there's one thing that has been made clear over the past three years, it's my opinions on Valentines Day. I have a lot of very strong and very bitter opinions, which, depending on my mood, I'll express to varying degrees! I honestly have never seen the need for it. I have a weird memory of being in year five and one of the women who worked in my school office wishing me happy Valentines Day. Then, in front of a crowd of other ten year olds, I launched int an impassioned speech about why I thought that the whole day was pointless. 

Young me did make some solid points. Mainly, I think that there shouldn't be a specific day of the year dedicated to telling someone you love them. If anyone actually cared, they'd do it all year around, you know? I think something that summed another one of my points up perfectly was 'Desperation Day' in How I Met Your Mother. Barney declares the 13th of February the aforementioned 'Desperation Day': a day where everybody is desperate to get a date before Valentines Day. I think that attitude is completely wrong! It should just be another day! 

Saying that, I have grown fonder of it over the past year. It's started to melt through my icy exterior and maybe (just maybe) I like it a little...

I honestly don't know how this acceptance came about! I guess that it has something to do with my love of reality television. This ranges from utter trash, to some mainstream trash! For example, I love to binge watch 'Say Yes to The Dress', (which- come on- is absolutely awful!) and put 'First Dates' on every Monday night without fail. Recently, Soph came over and watched 'Take me Out' with my family, which was a glorious experience on every level! She joined in all of our stupid games throughout and it was just nice to see all of the dates going on!

I'd always wondered if dates were the same in real life as I saw on TV; this year I got to experience it! To be honest, it was a surprisingly enjoyable time (it didn't lead to anything, if you were wondering) and I'd like to do it again. It was my best friend and his girlfriend, and me and the boy I was with. I find it really awkward talking about it! In real life, I'd be saying all this in a weird accent to hide my embarrassment, just FYI. We went bowling, had a walk, then got some coffee. Like I said, I'd do it again, but to be honest, I don't think there's much of a choice. It is just a big part of life!

Hannah Witton is one of my favourite Youtubers and in a recent blog post she said that she'd been wanting to write a book, of 25 dates before she turned 25. All of her videos are about relationships and she's so funny, so I know that the book would have been amazing. Sadly- but not so much for her- she got a boyfriend at around the tenth date point, so the book was no more... until I heard about it! The idea hasn't been trade marked so I think I'd like to write it. My 'awkward things I over thought' post has some of the most views of any of my posts, so I think that shows I can tell a funny story! It also showed the amount of pure ridiculous things that happen in my life, so I recon a lot of stupidity could happen with 25 opportunities!

This attitude, however, goes completely against the whole moral of Valentines Day. Your Valentine is meant to be someone who you're whole heartedly, head over heels, in love with. You spend the day with that someone; realise that you completely adore them; marry them on the 15th; and that's that. You stick with your Valentine for life. As the Americans would say, period. Maybe that's what the day is about, but it's definitely not what life is about. Have fun! Spend time with the people that you love whilst you can: no matter who they are, or what day it is!

This year I'm spending Valentines day with my friends, which is a perfect decision for me. Who knows what life will bring? I have no idea where- or who!- I'll be this time next year, so I've decided to love what I have in the time I can xox  


  1. I love how strong minded 10 year old El is! I will be having a “galentines day” this year so I can’t wait! Great post x

    1. She had some very big opinions! Current me does too, to be fair! The current plan for me is having a galentines day breakfast. Thank you so much for reading! xox

  2. Love this post! Happy galentines for yesterday! Xx

    1. Thank you so much! Happy late v-day xox

  3. This is such a lovely post, El! I'm happy that you've experienced going on a date - can you find one for me? Lol x

    Sophie xx // One Unique

    1. Thank you so much! And my best friend is an absoloute match maker ahaha xox


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