Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Everyone I talk to seems to have a different perspective on Valentine’s Day. Some people love it, but only if they have a “significant other”— some people have always loved it, whether single or in a relationship. Others bitterly label it “Singles Awareness Day” or say that we shouldn’t even celebrate such a pagan/consumerist holiday.

As far as I’m concerned, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to make cards, eat chocolate, and tell people that you love them. And all of those things are awesome.

January 2013, on Mount Hood, Oregon.
We returned there in August 2014 on the PCT.
But, since I’m married, I will take this opportunity to be publicly thankful for my incredible husband, Zachary. He is my best friend and literally the only person on earth who I could follow for five straight months through sand and scorching sun and snow and smoke and storms— without going insane. 

Amazingly, Zach and I are closer than ever. You’d think that after five months of never being more than 20 feet apart, you’d want to get some space from someone. But I still miss him when he goes to work, and count the hours until he gets home. I’ll take that as a good sign.

At any rate, I wish each of you a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re married, engaged, dating, or single, remember to eat some chocolate and tell your friends that you love them! 

The Mandolin


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