How I Feel About Valentine’s Day
I have never had a date, a boyfriend, or anything of the sort on a Valentine’s Day. I am presently 25 years old.
Valentine’s Day has not ever made me particularly aware/sad/self-conscious regarding my singleness. This is similar to how New Year’s Day has never really signified a new beginning or an ending for me.
Every day is the day… the only day I’m alive in.
I have been thinking lately about how much I think about the past and/or future, respectively. I decided I don’t think much about the past. The only context in which I think about the past is in regard to exactly how it affects me Today.
As far as the future is concerned, when I think about it I’m generally only worrying about it. Very rarely do I anticipate anything too far away from Today.
So what does that leave…
That leaves Today for me to think about. But it’s not so much that I am focused on living fully in the present, living each moment to the fullest, although I could probably argue that point. Rather, it’s that I am *inwardly* focused. This is where my Myers-Briggs is important.
My Myers-Briggs tells me that I am…
*value-driven, idea focused
*a non-planner/a winger
When I mentioned my Myers-Briggs (INFP) awhile back to my counselor, he said, “Oh, so you’re one of those people who will always be analyzing your emotions.”
I said, “Uh… yeah, you pretty much hit that one on the head.”
So if Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day and other such days are like houses on a street… and I’m walking down the street (which is like Life), then basically, I’m the kid reading a book (like Myself, my emotions, etc.) and not paying attention to what is passing by.
Valentine’s Day is a day. It’s not a particularly good one, nor a particularly bad one beyond what I make it. It is a day.
Another day for me to do what I do, i.e. focus on other things.
(Happy belated Valentine’s Day)