well my loves, it’s here (at least, almost). Tomorrow (aka 45 minutes from now) is Valentines Day, and I feel…. conflicted?
I think I feel this way every year, honestly – like I want to be positive and cute and excited about love, but I’m also kind of grumpy and lonely and over the whole damn thing. I don’t really hate valentines day – I’m mostly pretty apathetic to it, really. But I’d be lying if I said I enjoyed all the proclamations of endless love clogging up my instagram feed.
For the record, I don’t think this has a lot to do with the fact that I’m single – even when I was in a relationship I found grand romantic gestures to be a little… cringe-worthy.
Sorry bro, but you are not Ryan Gosling and therefore can not pull off Ryan Gosling moves, ya know?
Anyway, I threw together a little playlist for your listening pleasure – songs that are both romantic and depressing, just like this time of year. Some of the songs are totally sappy and love-y, others are more in the “pining” category, and honestly some are probably not relevant and I just felt like they fit the vibe. SO, yeah, here’s that.
Just for the record, I’m really loving the first song, Shut Up Kiss Me by Angel Olson – I heard it the other night in the credits of the show Easy, and was obsessed immediately. Also loving Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes, and of course Remembering Sunday by All Time Low is one of my favourite love songs ever (has anyone seen all the weird upside down logo business going on on their website/twitter? spoopy).
On that note I just took a Melatonin for the first time ever and I’m pretty sure I’m about to pass the heck out, so I’ll talk to you soon. Happy Valentines Day! I hope you all treat yourself to a little extra love today, whether you have a lover or nah.
x’s and o’s – L