Nicole Reither is a senior graduating in May with a degree in Communication and a certificate in Public Relations. Like Tasha Adams, she is also terrified of graduating–missing out on free food at the BRC, student tickets to events and the luxury of the free gym. “The undaunted undergrads” is an account of working through last-semester fears and getting the most out of the college experience.

With the spirit of the holiday in the air, the daunting YOU’RE SINGLE aspect of my life stares me right in the face. Personally I have not had a “valentine” since my senior year in high school, so you can say I’ve been out of the game for a while.

To add to my pre-post graduation crisis bucket list I thought it would be fun to do something correlated to this day of love. I considered everything from attempting a blind date, which I quickly declined due to being the biggest pansy on the Boise State campus, to writing a love letter to someone and leaving it to them anonymously. Despite all these things, none of them struck me as good enough to write about.

After a few days of contemplating cutting Valentines Day off the bucket list in general, and with my patience for this holiday walking a thin line, I decided to give it to the universe.

It was Saturday night and I was sitting around a table with my five best friends playing a good old fashion game of truth or drink (we are not twelve I swear). At that moment, it hit me.

A valentine is not needed when I have five people sitting in front of me who I can share the day with watching sappy movies, eating chocolate, drinking too much wine and celebrating our friendship instead of moping about our lack of love life.

So instead of planning out a fake date in my head of what my Valentine’s Day could be like if I was a taken women, I decided this year I was going to make the girls who have stuck by my side when the men in my life haven’t a little Valentine’s Day goodie.

My idea of a Valentines Day goodie is picking up some “just bake” cookie packages, because lets be real I’m not going to hand make anything. That right there would be a recipe for disaster.

So I dedicate this column out there to the women who have never spent a Valentine’s Day alone.

With graduation truly right around the corner I couldn’t imagine spending a day dedicated to the ones you love with anyone else other then my five best friends.

I challenge you to focus your time on the people who you know will be there for you once the guy isn’t anymore. Maybe I have no room to talk but in my experience my true soul mates are my girls.