Reflectorial: You do you
This is our Valentine’s Day issue and we couldn’t be happier to celebrate a “capitalist, cis-centric, heteronormative, hallmark-card selling, bullshit holiday” with you all. (That is a direct quote from Arts Editor Kennedy Enns.)
Since couples are out celebrating this lovey dovey time, I’ll leave them out of this.
Read on for a single’s guide to enjoying a couple’s world.
1. Feeling lonely on a Friday night? All your friends with their significant others? Go to Sobeys and buy at least three types of fancy cheese, cranberry crackers and a bottle of shiraz. This is for you to enjoy in front of your fireplace, watching a PVRed Bachelor episode on your laptop, smiling to yourself as you enjoy a content, single life.
2. Do you ever go out with friends and suddenly realise that you are the only unpaired person? Not to worry! Tequila is there for you. As you drink (responsibly) you will start to remember why YOU are the most awesome person you know. If your friends and their SOs start to drunkenly bicker, you will again be reminded how great it is to bicker only with your own conscience.
3. Anytime our couple-oriented society has you feeling down, be it Valentine’s Day or any other, remember that you are the only person who can’t leave you. And while that sounds like a convoluted and depressing thing to say, it’s also true. Being in touch with who you are is essential to achieving happiness whether you are alone or with your soul mate.