So it’s Valentine’s Day, you don’t have a significant other, and you don’t know what to do. You can mope about it, sure, or you could make this Hallmark holiday a fun time by grabbing your best pals and embarking on a February 14 adventure. Here’s how to do that:
Step 1: Don’t feel sorry for yourself. There’s a time and a place for that, but Valentine’s Day isn’t it. It’s too stereotypical to sit in your room and watch a cheesy rom-com while eating ice cream from the carton.
Step 2: Treat yo’ self. Just because you don’t have a SO doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy nice things. Buy yourself flowers and chocolate. The flowers will smell just as sweet and the chocolate will be just as delicious.
Step 3: Surround yourself with people you care about. This could be your besties in your hall, maybe your bro/sis, or maybe just that one friend you’ve known since freshman year. Don’t try to start something romantic with that guy or girl you have a crush on. It would just make things weird. Be with your friends.
Step 4: Find some fun! Cedarville might be in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio, but there are still a variety of things that are fun to do. The weather says it’s going to be a little warmer on Thursday, so a fun hike in the rain would be a perfect way to spend the day (after classes of course). If being outside isn’t your thing, then go try a new coffee shop you’ve never been to, go to the bookstore in Yellow Springs, draw pictures with your friends, get donuts from the Rip (that’s what we call the gas station across the street), buy movie theater candy from DG (also known as Dollar General) and watch a movie in a study room, get a non-textbook book from the library–whatever you decide to do, just remember that having a boyfriend/girlfriend isn’t what defines how your day looks like. Valentine’s Day is about love, so as cheesy as this sounds, make it a day where you love your life.
Majoring in Visual Communication Design, Class of 2020
Favorite Book: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Favorite State: Kentucky
Favorite Study Spot: The library
Favorite Song: Yellow by Coldplay
Favorite Drink: Dunkin Donuts (or as I like to call it “Dunky Donuts”) $2 iced coffee
Favorite Shirt: My green 25-cent Alaska T-shirt from the thrift store