Valentines Day 2020 is behind us. Thank god. I spent the day with friends, but deep in my heart I felt this insane pressure to want to spend it with someone I like. Who knows the next time I’ll get asked out on a date.
As a single gal in NYC, I think I’ve mastered the art of how to do it best. While everyone experiences their single life in a different lifestyle, mine consists of gin and tonics, CBD/weed smoking/online shopping/volunteering and eating a lot of Indian food.
I can’t tell you how to live your best life, but I can suggest some ways that have helped me gain the confidence to not feel so much pressure when everyone around me seems like they are in DEEP, undying love.
I live alone in Brooklyn. I’ve had roommates before, but this past year I saved up enough money to live by myself. I could say that it gets lonely sometimes, but it’s actually extremely freeing. I report to no one, can walk around my house naked and all the food in the fridge is MINE!
Because I’m a homebody and spend so much time alone, this gives me the luxury of finding which beauty products work perfectly for me. If you have a spare moment or are having a bad day, might I suggest doing a fast mask and moisturizing? A scalp treatment is always fun, too.
I don’t have the greatest mirror in my house, but I play dress up in front of it anyways. I like to try on different clothing options and blast music in a fabulous look until I’m worn out and put something good on Netflix or Hulu.
For those of you who can’t possibly stand the idea of being alone, might I suggest you find solace in a good book? There’s like a billion books out there, which means there’s definitely one you’ll love. If books aren’t your thing, try a podcast or get really into a TV series.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, you are not alone. Your brain produces millions of thoughts and ideas and so you’re never truly by yourself. You got this—and when you feel like you don’t, chocolate always helps.