By Olivia Egbert
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. It’s typically a day full of love, unless you’re single.
Yes, being single on Valentine’s Day is unfortunate, to say the least. for some. But in another perspective, it can be a day that single people can take back from their coupled friends.
Don’t be sad as you look at all the happy couples. Take this time to really appreciate being single. Singles awareness day is famous for singling out people who don’t have that “special someone,” but as a young college student, that can be the most ideal situation.
Relaxation is hard to find when you’re in college and what better day to do that than on Valentine’s Day alone. Spend the day watching movies or a show you need to catch up on, or lay in bed all day and read a good book.
A bath is a great way to relax. Grab some bubbles, and a magazine you’ve wanted to read. You have no one to attend to. Because you are not sharing the holiday with someone else you have the chance to treat yourself and focus on what you want.
If you have a test coming up or a big project due soon take this day to focus on school. Valentine’s Day this year falls on a Sunday, so you could use that time to get ahead of any school work.
Valentine’s Day is usually a day where couples spend an extravagant amount of money on gifts and dinner. If you’re single, you can spend it on yourself. You deserve to have a treat. While everyone else is being wined and dined, buy yourself something you’ve had your eye on for a while, splurge on a massage, get your nails done, go buy that pair of shoes.
In college, money is a problem that almost everyone can relate to. Why not take this day to make some extra money?
It’s a great way to spend that time when you might not be doing anything.
Don’t stress over being single at Valetine’s Day. Whether it’s this year or every year because, in the end, it’s just another day on the calendar.