It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air! Gifts, flowers, candy, jewelry, kisses, and romance are everywhere. Can you see it? Can you feel it?

Welp, another year has come and I’m still single and deficit in the “love-from-a-man” department.

Do I ever feel lonely? Sure, from time-to-time. Do I ever long for a love of my own? Who doesn’t? Am I ever disheartened? Yep.

Welp, in lieu of today, I’m wearing a black blouse, ripped jeans, and leopard flats. Why black? Well, it would be rather morbid to say men are dead to me so I’ll soften it up and say they are currently phantoms – phantoms of what I wish had, what I wish I could eventually find, and phantoms of what I never want again!

Now, my V-day celebrations are inclusive to family. We exchange cards and gifts every year anyway but being single makes family love extra special. Not only do I always expect to receive a flower delivery from my boy, now I have two boys who send me flowers! It’s twice as nice!

Our usual celebration with dinner from Mikata will commence this evening – as usual – but with a new addition; Imri.

Did I mention this year my 14-year-old asked for money instead of candy and gifts? Well, he got his candy, gifts……and the money. 🤦🏾‍♀️

I’d be remiss if I didn’t throw it out there that I truly am content with being single today. I’d much rather be single and happy than in the midst of celebrating today with a partner for it only to crumble apart and the love is short-lived because of his excessive need to bully, manipulate, and exercise superiority.

I never want to go back to that.

The closest I’ll get to loving another man today is cuddling up with this love puppy ❤️

So, today, I want to salute my fellow single Mamas and friends, I want to celebrate my married friends, I want to love on others, and most importantly, I celebrate my children.

I’d like to add that did treat myself to an iced latte from Starbuck’s this morning. I’m always drinking Mother’s milk and other herbal teas so this really was a treat!

I got the new flavor of the month, cinnamon shortbread 😋 Yep, I gleefully pulled up through the drive-thru – while Imri nodded off in his car seat – ordered a grande, iced latte with one pump of syrup and almond milk. Boom! My first “me treat” of the day!

I don’t know what I’ll do for myself next but I’m looking forward to the surprise!

I only made it to the strawberry cupcake (which fell over in the car) before I was ready to call it a night.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

How are you spending today?