It’s pretty evident that Valentine’s Day is upon us here at Jacksonville State University. Whether you’re running to Wal-mart for some last minute pasta or jamming out to punk-rock on the radio, the pink-and-red spangled holiday has made its presence known. While it’s cute for some people, others might dread its arrival along with the accompanying pressure of finding the right way to celebrate it with their significant other. Nowadays, Valentine’s has become about coming up with that Instagram worthy moment.

Some people resort to thirty dollar teddy bears that take up the passenger’s seat while others stick with on quiet, Skype date-nights at home, but what it all boils on down to is what really makes us want to celebrate such a sugar-coated holiday?

For those of us who have found some poor soul who agree to put up with us, I believe Valentine’s Day to be a highlighted day on the calendar. Worth noting, but not necessarily more important than any other day of the year. On February 14, I certainly want them to know they are cared for and appreciated, but at the same time I also hope they know this every other day of the year as well.

While it’s true that I’m making an effort to find small things that remind me of them and make the day as special as I can for us, I’m going to approach it with the same passion as I do for any day that I’m blessed to be with them. Everyone has their own opinion when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but just remember to show that you care about that someone, not just for today, but for the other 364 days of the year.

Megan Wise
Staff Writer

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