As of October 14, 2015, I have been married 20 years to my best friend! We met in college as Biology Lab Partners and never looked back. We used to half-heartedly celebrate Valentine's Day but about 10 years ago, just kind of quit. Restaurants are always so crowded and there just seemed to be an expectation that we, as a couple, had to DO Valentine's Day. No Thanks! We decided that we weren't going to let a manufactured holiday tell us when to express our love~
We're huge Netflix watchers (who isn't?) and found Parks and Rec after it's first season. We loved it and I am now a HUGE Leslie Knope fan! Leslie Knope found a different way to celebrate in February and called it Galentine's Day! It's February 13th and I think it's a beautiful idea: Celebrate your Girl Buddies! Females don't do this enough and WE NEED TO. I am so very grateful for my female friendships because there was a time that I didn't have any and it can get lonely out there, especially if you have an all male family (except for the girl cat, but she can't go get a pedi with me...)
So go call your girl friends on or around February 13 and hang out or go shopping or get a pedi together. FOSTER YOUR GIRL TRIBE THIS MONTH!