This is my fifth consecutive year being single on Valentine’s Day, and my annual tradition until this point has been to “check up” on exes and former flames on social media, get drunk and feel sorry for myself, while hoping that someone will “surprise me”. Well, this year I decided to surprise myself by doing something differently, and making a big list of things to be grateful for instead. And it’s truly done wonders today. I have no wish to “check up” on anyone, self-abuse under the guise of self-care, and I don’t feel sad at all. Wishing everyone a great day, whether single or coupled!