A Forgotten Valentine

By Shanna, age 17, California

One of the worst experiences ever faced is realizing you were forgotten. How about on Valentine's Day? A national day of romance for everyone in the world ... maybe even animals (lol). You would think your boyfriend would be a suck up to you just to get so much as a kiss. My boyfriend unfortunately left me sitting on the couch with chocolates and a gift I had spent my whole check on. Whoop-dee-doo, eh? All I could do was pout until I got a text message from him apologizing at 1:00 the next morning.

I could not even describe how happy I was on February 13th. I woke up with a smile on my face, knowing that it was the day before Valentine's Day and I could exchange gifts and kisses with my boyfriend the next day. So I dragged my mom out of the house and got her to the mall ... hehe ... best plan ever! Not only did I buy him a bracelet made out of handcrafted titanium he had been eyeballing for months, but also an outfit which was cute.

Content with myself, I woke up the next day with a smile on my face, actually happy to go to school. Unfortunately, when I got there he didn't show up - he missed school. No text, no call, nothing! Surprised, on my way home I stopped by his house, but he was gone. Hoping that he would surprise me at my door, I went home. Nothing but my plain old house. I began to worry once it hit 5:00 pm. Then my cell phone rang. With a quickness I answered it.

He was at work and would be there until 10 o'clock. Somewhat disappointed, I told him I would wait for him to get off work. He agreed to meet me right afterward, which was fine since I was home alone while my family celebrated. Upset, I sat waiting. Once 12 o'clock hit I realized that I was going to be alone and Valentine's Day was over. Hurt and upset, I went to bed crying relentlessly, until I eventually fell asleep.

Startled by vibrations at 1 o'clock, I looked at my phone and saw I had received a text. It was my boyfriend, apologizing and saying he'd gotten hung up at work. I ignored it and held a grudge.

This was horrible. Who spends Valentine's Day alone? To this day I still wonder what really happened that Valentine's Day that I had to spend it alone. Should I be worried, guys?

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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