Dia del Carino (a.k.a. Why Kelly Kim Needs To Watch It)

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Catching up on emails in my personal account (I’ve made sure to keep up with work emails, thankyouverymuch) and saw this in my Gmail.

My eyes were *thisclose* to popping out of their sockets when I saw the subject line. Thoughts raced in my head, all along the lines of “who the eff has the audacity to tell me I can get engaged on Valentines Day?!”

Once I got the gist that all poor Kelly Kim wanted to tell me was that I could digitally “engage” (way to kill a buzz word in a whole new way, Kelly), I no longer wanted to curse her on behalf of the Lonely Hearts Club. But if there was ever a reason for better subscriber demographics- especially on user marital status and how they feel about said status- this is the one.

And Kelly, if you must know: I had a wonderful time “engaging” in the Guatemalan celebration of Dia del Carino, or Day of Caring, this February 14th. This year, I chose to fulfill two objectives:

1. Celebrate all of the meaningful relationships in my life, all those who have impacted my life positively without judgment, bias or condition. I thank God for each and every one of you.

2. Learn to find contentment in my single status, knowing Happiness is a choice. Life is a celebration, and there are amazing sights to see, wonderful people to meet, breathtaking experiences to be had and blissful joys to encounter… por mí mismo.

And that, my friends, is what I have decided makes it fun 😉

Buenas noches de Guatemala!