Define Your Valentine

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Valentine’s Day isn’t really about celebrating your bae or your boo.

It’s about loving your family and friends who are close to you

and having love for yourself too.

Years ago, I would wonder why the right gentlemen wasn’t placed in my life.

I had to love myself first before I could even begin thinking about being a girlfriend or a wife.

Love is extremely important for sure,

but self-love is the cure for low self-esteem.

So while lovers gather all around this upcoming Tuesday

and you don’t have that special somebody,

remember that you are your own Valentine

and you have all the traits that one would look for in a special mate.

Jazmine Ollie is a Freshman Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Jackson, Mississippi. She will be a contributor for The Campus Chronicle for the Spring 2017 semester.

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