It's seriously one of my favorite days of the year. Always has been.
If you guys know me, I'm a total loner and I've never been in a relationship, and yet I can't get enough of this day. Somewhere around high school or college, it became a thing for me to use this day to bring joy to a single friend or two, and the tradition sorta stuck.
Last year, the I created gift packs for some lady friends of mine complete with chocolates and framed photographs I took (of a rose at the local Botanic Garden) and surprised each of them with it at work. One specific friend, I'd never once visited at work and had to find her job by Googling the company. She was totally taken aback and insists it was the sweetest thing anyone's ever done for her on Valentine's Day.
It's less than a month away and I'm really excited about this year. I want to surprise a special guy in London that I've been talking to with photos of both myself and the city. (Both of which I know he'll love and can't wait to shoot). I also want to write as many personalized haikus describing to my friends what they mean to me as possible--hopefully pairing each with a portrait of them that I've either photographed or painted. And once again, I want to surprise special folks who are close to me.
I'm SO excited for this year!!