Hey Falyn! Thanks for this reminder, as a kid valentines day was definitely about cards, feeling loved and thought about by my friends, and of course chocolate. These days it’s similar, because I’ve only ever not been single on Valentine’s day once and it wasn’t all that… haha! So now it’s a fun day for me and good excuse to eat sweet things! Haha
But I love your re-frame, I think in this day of social media we definitely have a tendency to get caught up in what everything “means” or symbolizes and valentines day seems to hold a lot of weight in that department!
So, to answer your questions…
I like that I am an empathetic person, I try really hard to be open-minded and I am very self-reflective, which I think lets me grow and change. My life experiences have moulded me into the person I am today, and most days I like that person a lot! I think as for what is unique to me… I think my interests and values come togteher to make me a unique person- I have a lot of different interests, and a different sense of humor, and my values are deeply rooted in questioning why things are and how I can make sense of it all… not sure if that is REALLY vague or not but that’s some of what makes me unique!!
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