Most years on Valentine's Day, I am on the apathetic to slightly bitter side of emotions. This year, however, I decided to embrace the spirit of Valentine's Day fully. This change has nothing to do with being in a relationship, because I am not. It has more to do with the fact that Life is Good. Last year I vowed to myself that 2010 would be good. It had to be. I needed it to be good more than I needed anything else at that time. And on the whole, it was. There were, of course, the not so great things, but I feel that the good in the past year far out weighed the bad. I finally broke completely free of a toxic relationship. I gained new, positive friendships, and strengthened some already amazing friendships. I got a new, better paying, job. I moved into a new, incredibly fancy apartment that I still haven't quite gotten used to calling my home. I began cooking more for myself and others. I learned that contrary to my own beliefs I actually Love, not hate, cooking. I began working out regularly and taking care of my body. And more important than any and all of that, I began to find some peace and happiness with myself. I admit that I am still searching for some direction (this is one of the goals I'm working on this year), and I still have some ongoing self improvement projects in the works (I will elaborate more on some of these in future posts), but I am in a Good place right now. Life is Good. And so this Valentine's Day, I celebrate my Love of Life, and my Love of Me. And these, I think, are my most important lifelong projects. I hope that you are all in Love right now too. With whatever or whomever that might be.