[Note from Camille: Friend, writer, and guest blogger Elizabeth Paulson is funny, talented, and beautiful. Her smart take on V-Day will make you want to be her best friend, too.]
Do not fret. I’m not going to be down on Valentine’s Day. I’m not going to meow about it being a holiday invented by the greeting card companies. I’m not going to say it’s unfair to single women . . . or even those in relationships. (Like, on what planet would I think standing in front of the garbage in the “Bud Light Party Pit” at a local youth hockey game makes for a romantic gesture on the part of Boyfriend? Riddle me that, world. Or Boyfriend.) I’m not going to wax bitter about all the terrible Valentine’s Days I’ve ever had. (I already did that in 2010.) I’m not even going to suggest we all just keep our heads down and muddle through this February 14th the best we can.
On the contrary, I’m all for taking the day to celebrate love and relationships. I’m all for chocolates and I’m certainly all for jewelry. Big dinners and fancy hotels are also totally endorsed by me this year. Only instead of being all smoochy with whatever man may or may not be in my life, I’ll be wishing I was spending the holiday with my best friend.