Somewhere around 5 years ago, I made a DJ mix for Valentine's Day.
I'd spent about 8 out of the previous 9 years more or less completely single and doing my own thing. I'm a very particular person and rarely found anyone who I was excited about. Whenever I did, the feelings were unrequited, and vice versa. To be honest, I think this worked out for the best. Rather than spend my time pursuing something that I wasn't all-in on, I spent that time working on my career, music and self, and learned a lot of good stuff in the process. I think too many people end up with the wrong person just because they feel like they need to be with someone. This time might be better spent working on yourself and finding value and happiness within, but that's just my humble opinion.
I'd pretty much given up on finding love, but had always imagined something somehow working out anyway. This DJ mix was a creation of intention, despite feeling hopeless for so long. The songs cover love, longing, sexytime, pain and more - it's a complex topic, no? Either way, it's a smooth vibe to love out to.