Dear Past, Present & Future Self,
Hey, sexy little thing! Happy February. The good old month of being surrounded by love. Whether you are single or in a relationship, I just wanted to give you a few quick reminders. I hope you take these words to heart because I am so proud of your past, content with your present, and excited for your future. All of this has contributed to making you–the beautiful and unique you.
If you are reading this and in a relationship– congrats I never thought you would do it! Lol just kidding, I just hope your significant other appreciates your awesomeness. Take this month as a reminder–a reminder to give the relationship your absolute all. Do not take each other for granted. Love with your whole self, and don’t hold back. Don’t question your instinct and simply be in the moment. Take this month to show each other how much you appreciate all you do for each other. Throw on a sexy little dress and some heels, and go out to dinner. Grab that onesie pajama that somehow your significant other likes when you wear and have a fun night-in of baking and Netflix marathons. Whatever you do this Valentine’s day, just make sure it’s not only a one-day thing. Tell each other every day how much they mean to you. Life is too dang short, love with no regrets– be honest, compassionate, and love without boundaries.
If you are reading this and you’re single and ready (or not ready) to mingle–you are a badass woman who don’t need no man to be content. No but seriously –> own it. Being single during Valentine’s season may seem lonely at times, but it doesn’t have to be like that at all. You can be just as happy single as you can be in a relationship. Own that independence. Wear what YOU want. Be you. Each day is an opportunity to discover more and more about how incredible you are. Do things that make you happy. Find a hobby, hang out with friends and do random things, dance alone in your room to old Chris Brown jams. When you see those couples in public who think PDA is perfectly acceptable, facetime your friends and schedule a gal get-together. Galentine’s parties are the best thing to ever happen to America. Call all your gal pals, single or not, and grab the wine, the junk food, the comfiest PJs ever, and watch an entire season of Friends. Trust me, you will NOT regret it one bit.
No matter who you’ll be sharing the love with this February, don’t forget to share it with yourself. Sometimes in the midst of all of the chaos, we forget to care for ourselves. You will always be there for you, and once you are in love with yourself, share that love. Let that love and passion for life grow like it’s your job. Life is too short to second guess yourself, babe! Go with your gut and live every day to do this: make your 5-year-old and 80-year old self-proud. You are here for a reason–to make a difference in the lives of people you meet, so love with your whole heart. Make a point to leave every person you talk to happier than before they started talking to you. Compliments go a long way. Something as simple as “I love your style” goes a long way. Spread the love this Valentine’s Day, my loves. Life is beautiful, let’s appreciate it and live it to the fullest.
Peace and love,
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Madeline Childs is an Apparel Merchandising and Product Development major at the University of Arkansas. She love trying new things and traveling to and exploring unique places and is very passionate about aesthetics and seeing the beauty in the simplicity of our complicated and busy lives. She aspires to one day live in a big city (New York or Los Angeles) and own her own boutique and have a few clothing lines of her own.
I hope you take these words to heart because I am so proud of your past, content with your present, and excited for your future.
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