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Love yourself on Valentine’s Day

JJ

For the first time in four years, I will be single on Valentine’s Day…It feels great!

The fear of being alone

For years I dreaded the thought of fully telling all when it came to how bad my MS can get, or has got in the past. I thought I’d have to hide that part of me to be someone’s ‘ideal’ partner.

Everyone with MS is ideal.

We shouldn't have to say sorry for having multiple superpowers.

Who is Mr or Mrs Right?

This year I’m my Mrs Right. Truth is I was always my Mrs Right, I just didn’t see it. 2021 has been a rollercoaster for most of us. It’s given me a lot of time to sit with my own thoughts and think about what I want for my future.

Even though I’m currently dealing with a very wild relapse, this is the happiest I have been in a long time. This lockdown period and working from home has been a sweet blessing in disguise.

This year I choose to date myself and myself only.

I would highly recommend being your own Valentine before blessing someone else with your most treasured asset...time!

My hot tips for being your own Valentine

1. Love yourself

Those bunches of roses and chocolates that you’ve been eyeballing for some time - buy them for yourself.

2. If your MS scares them and they do a runner…

Don’t chase ‘em love, it’s not worth getting fatigued over.

3. Have a Zoom date

Raise your glass of wine or water and have that Zoom date with friends, family or the one you've been crushing on. Proost…Salud...Santé!

 

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