I am no relationship expert. Although, I have had many – I have had more failures than successes. Well, I suppose many would sum it in that way. I, however, look at back them as experiences, learning opportunities and mostly, a lot of fun.
Just days away from Valentine’s Day and I am getting excited. My beloved and I have been making plans for weeks. We’ve been married since the summer of 2012. We? Me and me. I and I. Self-love. I married myself and I highly recommend it.
I planned a lovely, simple wedding on the beach (my favourite place) in the evening. The whole day was leading up to my ceremony was fun with a bit of shopping and a delicious meal.
July 2012 I promised to love myself. I promised to honour and protect me. Now as Valentine’s day approaches I see it as a day to recommit. I want to have a day to honour Love, in general , and to honour a commitment to the one person who will be with me until I die. The one person who I want to love and take the best possi ble care of. I am proud to say I love me. My commitment to my health, my safety, my well being and contentment is all part of my “marriage”.
I am also blessed to have wonderful people in life that I love, my grandson, my daughters, their partners and my amazing friends. However, my life changed the day I married myself. Something flipped in me and a new contentment washed over me. It has stayed with me over the years. There was a moment when I realized I really wasn’t alone.
Whether you are in relationship or not, I invite you to explore making this personal commitment – to love, honour and respect YOU.