The month of February is often thought of as the month of love, and what book can represent love’s ups and downs better than Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility?
Marianne’s passion for life and eagerness to love causes her to be adored by many, but her open heart also causes her much pain and heartache. And yet, it is this same heartbreak that opens Marianne’s eyes to the man who truly cherishes her and puts her needs above his own. We tend to have this idea of our “perfect” man or woman, but sometimes love finds us when we least expect it.
One of the biggest struggles in life can be finding the balance between listening to your head and following your heart; but, luckily, we have amazing friends to help us navigate through it all. This brings me to the most important relationship in Sense and Sensibility: Elinor and Marianne. Although these sisters couldn’t be more different, they’re there to comfort and support each other every time.
So, whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day this month, cherish the people in your life who love and support you. And always remember these three truths: you are not alone, you are wanted, and you are worth it.