All the single ladies
Now put your hands up
I don’t know about y’all, but I hate the month of February. What is worse than a month filled with chocolate, candy, hearts and my favorite, couples. Now one might say, “you don’t like February because you’re single.” Well… you would be correct. February is an entire month dedicated to rubbing in single people’s faces that you’re in a relationship. Well guess what? I’m not about it one bit.
If you’re like me, aka single as a pringle, then you’re probably just as fed up with this month as I am. Not only is February 14, one of the hardest days for us people not in a relationship, but for some reason, every couple thinks it’s okay to take the whole month to advertise that they’re in a relationship.
Last time I checked it was Valentine’s DAY, not Valentines MONTH!! I do have some good news for all my single ladies out there: February 15 is considered National Singles Awareness Day. Yes, you indeed just read that sentence correctly. NATIONAL SINGLES AWARENESS DAY!!! I promise it’s considered a “holiday,” even nationalcalendar.com told me so. Most acronyms abbreviate it as “SAD,” but we aren’t sad, so I went ahead and added the “N” to it.
So how is one supposed to spend NSAD?? All it takes is a little planning, implementation and evaluation to make this day bigger and better than V-Day. Forget V-Day, it’s now Me-Day. Us single people know we don’t need anyone to complete us. In my opinion, my dog gives me more love and affection than any guy will/ would.
To pull off the ultimate NSAD, you’ll need to do a little bit of planning. In the wise words of Tom and Donna on Parks and Recreation: Treat. Yo. Self. And this is just what we are about to do. Map out how you’d like to spend this wonderful holiday than implement it. Need ideas? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.
The first step to my NSAD, is to go out and buy some candy or chocolate. You should know by now, but the day after Valentines, candy is drastically marked down. I would like to say a big “thank you” to Walmart, Target, CVS and Walgreens. We didn’t need your overpriced candy to begin with, now we get to indulge without breaking the bank. See, since we are single, we have no shame stuffing our faces with candy. We aren’t out here to impress anyone, especially not on NSAD.
After you’ve racked up on the discounted Ghirardelli, Dove, Lindor and Hershey’s, you’re ready for the next part of your amazing day. On your way home plug that cellphone of yours into the aux or use Bluetooth (because we are so tech savvy nowadays) and jam your heart out. I have included an epic playlist for us single ladies out there, so prepare to channel your inner Beyoncé on your drive home.
**for the bomb playlist search “man! i feel like a woman” by Amalea Poulos in the Spotify app (don’t know who that person is but everyone thank her for your jams)**
Now that you’ve made it home, order the best take-out food. If you live in the wonderful Auburn-Opelika area, I would suggest Pho Lee. Nothing goes better than Vietnamese food and candy, right? Right! Or if you’re not feeling it Tiger Town Togo has some other great options.
Between the time you place your order, to its delivery, you probably have roughly 30 minutes. This is where my ladies need to whip out those bath bombs that I know every one of you currently has at home and have a nice relaxing soak in the rub a dub tub. Keep an eye on the time now. We don’t want any awkward encounters of going to the door in a towel.
Once you’re out of the bath and the food has been delivered, it is time to post-up (not as in basketball) and watch the best chick flick or women’s empowering movie. Hopefully by now you have either Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Fire Stick, Rocu or Apple TV; if not, we have a major problem that I can’t resolve. Some movie that I suggest are She’s the Man, Mulan, (if you’re into Disney, because I totally am), Legally Blonde, Clueless, Miss Congeniality or The Princess Diaries 2. There are many more, but those are my faves so that’s what you get from me.
Time to ball up on the couch, eat your favorite meal and have candy for dessert, all while watching the best women related movies.
Now the best way to evaluate how successful your day was, is to make sure you checked all the boxes. If you’re using my routine, you can’t skip any of the above listed elements. They are all a necessity to make sure you NSAD is the best one yet. If you wake up on February 16 happy and stuffed, then I would say you had a pretty successful day. You can thank me later for it.
Now then, let’s celebrate not having to celebrate Valentine’s Day!