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I’ve adopted a theory that so far, has helped me make tough albeit healthy decisions and that theory is that each choice we make is either driven by love, or it’s driven by fear.

I used to roll my eyes at Valentine’s Day only because I used to hate being told what to do and when to do it and I loathed receiving courtesy love; even if it was legit, it didn’t matter because the fact that it was expressed on February 14th made it all quite suspect.

Then I realized that I was riding a big ‘ol party pooper boat out to Pathetic Sea and even worse than that realization was figuring out that I had made the conscious decision to get on that boat in the first place.

I told myself to fuck off and swim back to shore, and I did. And guess what. Courtesy love tastes a lot like a big ol’ box of Purdy’s chocolates and that’s not a bad way to spend a dark day in February, especially since the lover who gave them to me will wake up beside me on February 15th and love me straight through that dark day too.

I hope you had a kickass Valentine’s Day, you awesome sickos!



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  • Megan @ Meg Go Run February 14, 2017, 8:48 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Suzy! I wore my red boots do now I can put them in the basement until Christmas.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:48 am

      Dayammmn, I wish I had red boots. Everybody needs a pair of red boots.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile February 15, 2017, 1:49 am

    I love that picture of Callum! Hope you have a good Valentines Day!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:47 am

      Katie dressed him up like that for a “fashion show.” That’s what you get when you have siblings that are way older than you!

  • Allie Capo-Burdick February 15, 2017, 3:16 am

    You have a way of writing that I can completely understand and relate to. Happy Valentine’s Day my friend!! Did you see me swimming to shore with you? LOL xoxoxo

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:46 am

      Allie, if you swam to shore with me, you’d be way ahead while I float pathetically on my back, sipping on a slushy boozy drink!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe February 15, 2017, 4:04 am

    I would never be your courtesy Valentine. I would love you like you’ve never been loved before 😀

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:45 am


  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 15, 2017, 5:51 am

    I like my Valentine. A lot. He made me a yummy dinner. That’s way better than flowers or chocolates.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:45 am

      See, I wouldn’t have cared about dinner, or flowers. But chocolate? YES PLEASE.

  • Gretchen February 15, 2017, 6:24 am

    I was my own Valentine this year and it was a great day! I did all the things I love so how can you beat that?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 15, 2017, 8:44 am

      Your night sounded perfect! It’s important to love ourselves too!

  • Ana February 15, 2017, 9:14 am

    Your writing is so beautiful! it explained exactly how I used to feel about Valentine’s day.

    We did our usual Tuesday week 1 routine (cardio funk and running for me, aikido for Roger) and had some wine after we both got home, and it was fantastic! The fancy meals, the chocolate and the sex don’t have to wait for Valentines day, those can happen any day of the week!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes February 15, 2017, 3:08 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day! You always know how to capture the sentiment of something perfectly. I used to dislike Valentine’s day, especially in college, until I started dating Ryan. Now I love the day because we both really take the time out to make the day special (one of our first real dates was on Valentine’s day years ago). Also, Callum is so adorable!

  • Jamie@TheMomGene February 16, 2017, 6:05 pm

    “especially since the lover who gave them to me will wake up beside me on February 15th and love me straight through that dark day too.” I love this! This is what makes celebrating V-day worth it.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 16, 2017, 9:51 pm


  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 17, 2017, 7:33 am

    I think this post is kind of perfect.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 18, 2017, 1:30 pm

      Ha ha! Oh Meghan. You’re obviously into the mules.

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