So how do we cope with this, gal pals? We can act like we don't care about luvvv or valentines all we want but it won't change the fact that we'll be curled in the fetal position on this upcoming evening listening to Bon Iver and wondering if happiness will ever call our names again. WELL. I have a small handful of suggestions that won't replace these feels but at least maybe redirect them, and that is what survival week is all about. We are ladies and we have feelings and WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY ABOUT IT.
PART ONE: THE RAGE STAGE
Rage is a great way to redirect feelings of deep loneliness and despair.
So here is a guide to properly raging:
GET YOUR EARS PIERCED!Emotional pain and physical pain are pretty good pals. Also you'll look so badass. This is a better option than say a tattoo or even dying your hair because if you end up hating the piercing you can just leave it out and it'll seal itself right back up, no harm no foul. Bonus: it gives you a reason to cry like 'ouch my ears just hurt!' instead of like 'crying cuz too sad' which, you know, gets exhausting. (Must be 18 or older to complete this step.)
WEAR THE BLACKEST LIPSTICK YOU OWN
If you can't beat OR join them (them being happy couples), intimidate them! Nothing says 'imma killer sick babeslayer that can do whatever I want and eat men alive' better than matte plum mac, amirite?
GET A FRIEND AND GET A CAR
My go-to friend is Kaitlyn. Mostly because she's my roommate and thus we are forced to spend loads of time together. Also we're both really big on emotions and thoughts and are therefore always up for a good drive at a late hour. (Don't worry parents, we are very responsible and sociable as well).
GET A CHERRY LIMEADE AT MIDNIGHTSoda is my favorite especially when you can get it sooo fizzy it burns. Sonic is open super late which means you can get cherry limeade aka heaven in a cup with a slice-o-lime at any hour you feel so inclined.
GET A SICK PLAYLIST
Here's a handful of songs I'd recommend:
Now that you've completed the steps of raging, you should actually be feeling a little better and less ragey. This is a good thing, a thing to embrace. By channeling your abundant emotions into harmless activities like singing and dancing very very explosively, you're not letting them get all bunched up in your head where they grow into much bigger issues than they should be allowed to be.
Tomorrow, we'll discuss the next step in coping with valentine's week. It's about being productive and channeling creative energy. Namely in the form of throwing a party.