Why You Need to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

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Tomorrow is February 13th, aka, Galentine’s Day!!




I didn’t really understand the concept of Galentine’s Day until I watched Valentine’s Day with my grandma when I was in high school. Note: Do not watch Valentine’s Day with anyone who has had any part in raising you. It’s highly awkward. But the main character was all about celebrating Valentine’s Day with her girl friends because she has sworn off men. There never has really been a point in my life where I’ve sworn off men, and if I did I was enticed by a cute boy who sent a “Hey ;)” text message and I was back to being my normal boy-crazy self. (I should also note: This was the “old” me. Now that I am “in a relationship” despite what my Facebook status says, I am no longer boy crazy. I don’t suggest this former life of mine. It was filled with broken hearts and awkward conversations I now had to have with the current boyfriend. Who, I may add, I love a lot.”

I digress. Like Leslie Knope, I think the gal pals in my life are muy importante and I will do anything for a night out with people I  love, and for chocolate. Thus: Galentine’s Day.

Galentine’s Day is one of the best days of the year because you get to celebrate the people in your life who truly put up with your ish and love you, other than your family, of course. They have to love you. You are literally a part of their DNA, unless you were adopted, in which case you were chosen and they probably love you more because they got to hand pick you rather than conceive and hope for the best.

Your girl friends, like Carrie Bradshaw says, are probably your soul mates. And this is why they should be celebrated. In case you needed tangible reasons, I’ve made you a list.

An Incomplete List of Why Girl Friends Are Soul Mates

She will bring you soup when you’re sick, chocolate when you’re sad, and your favorite Sonic Slushie at work just because she loves you.

You can text her a picture of your outfit saying, “Yes or No?” And she’ll probably respond honestly. It also helps if you’re good friends with a fashion blogger.

She’ll watch a Rom Com with you without saying, “This isn’t even realistic.” And if she majored in English with you, she might even sit through the 5 hour BBC version of Pride and Prejudice and color in your adult coloring books with you while you compare the men in your life to Mr. Darcy. (Once again, Boo Thang, if you’re reading this, you’re way hotter than Mr. Darcy. And less moody. Thanks for being a nice person.)

She’ll let you vent without trying to come up with solutions. And she’ll probably give you a tasty beverage while you do so.

She’ll like all your Instagram pictures. And if she realizes she’s missed a few posts, she’ll go back and like every single one of them so you open your phone and see 87 likes and think, “OMG I’M SO POPULAR.” Just kidding, she went on a liking spree that dates back to your first pic in 2012.

If she lives far away, she’ll send you a care package because she knows you love gifts and she knows how much you need an extra Starbucks gift card and another notepad for your desk.

She’ll let you cry.

She’ll listen to you talk about how much you like your boyfriend even though you’re probably getting on her nerves.

She’s probably one of the most encouraging people in your life.

She likes chocolate and chick flicks and sparkly yummy drinks so you should just probably stop reading this post and text your main chick and ask her out. To a spa, to your house for a wine and magazine party, or to your favorite place for tacos.

And just so you know: You don’t *have* to celebrate Galentine’s Day on February 13, because we’re adults and we’re busy. Find a night, put in on your calendar, and treat. yo. selves.

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