Hi everyone! So sorry I didn’t post on Wednesday! We have a lot going on here in our little nest! More on all the exciting things we’re doing in future blog posts…
So, I look forward to Valentine’s day every single year. Every since I was little, I’ve always loved Valentine’s day!
I know what you’re probably thinking, “It’s because you HAVE someone!”
So not true! While I do love to celebrate my relationship with my husband, I also love Valentine’s day for other reasons.
Isn’t it a wonderful thing that we can have a day where we celebrate love? Sure, love should be a part of your daily lives, but I think it’s nice to have a day where we take a step back and acknowledge everything we have.
You could celebrate a relationship with a significant other, your relationship with your parents, your love for your fur-babies, or just that love in general exists. Plus, everything is pink, red, white, and just all around pretty which I love! I’m such a girly girl…
I used to love making my own Valentine’s mailbox at school and getting cards and candy from my classmates. I took picking my own Valentine’s very seriously, and I still do today as an almost 27 year old woman. BECAUSE I’M AN ADULT…THAT’S WHY!
This is beside the point, but it’s something that I always want to say around Valentine’s day when all the haters come out.
I wanted to write this post to share with you what happened to me on Valentine’s day and how our evening ended up in the end.
Like I said, I always look forward to February 14th. So, naturally, I had really been excited since it was coming up!
We took a Valentine’s Day picture before my husband went to work that day.
Can you tell we’re tired? Flynn is cutting two teeth right now and waking up a lot in the middle of the night.
On Valentine’s Day…you get Valentine’s toast.
If you’re a fan of The Office, you’ll like my Valentine to Zack…
So do I, Pam…So do I.
Anyway, the day was going well and I was so excited for going out that night! We were planning on going to the Valentine’s Cabaret that my husband’s students were putting on. However, things didn’t go as planned…
After work that day, I started feeling kind of anxious. I instantly knew that this was going to be bad.
It happened like it always does: heart starts beating faster, cold sweats, feeling nauseous…
And there was nothing I could do to stop it.
I breathed in and out trying to make it go away, but I just couldn’t stop the inevitable.
Panic attacks are horrible and they happen sometimes for no reason. I had friends going to this party and had to text everyone (including our babysitter) that the night was a no-go.
My husband was really understanding and we ended up having a wonderful evening. Actually, everyone was really understanding. I really love that more people are starting to take mental health seriously now.
We watched Gilmore girls, drank some hot chocolate, and got one of our favorite dinners!
Even though I was feeling bad, we ended up having a really nice night as a family.
Zack had a very “dad life” moment at one point. 😛
We even had some fancy chocolate covered strawberries!
This point of this blog is to remind you that panic attacks don’t have to ruin all the fun. Sometimes they make you change your plans, but don’t let that ruin anything for you. Pick yourself back up and find a way to get through it.
Would I have loved to have done our original plans? Of course! But the important thing is that I can say my Valentine’s Day wasn’t ruined by my panic attack.
You can let them consume you or you can work through them. The choice is yours.