There’s something about LOVE that equally excites and terrifies us all at the same time. Whether it’s a romantic love with a partner, the platonic love of a friend, or even the sincere love you have for yourself, it’s all so important.
LOVE means being open & vulnerable. Which is hard…it can be so so difficult. For some, it comes as naturally as breathing air in and out, for others (myself included) it does not! And that’s okay. If we were all wired the same, what would be the point?
Choosing to let someone in on your deepest emotions, happiest memories, or darkest thoughts is a big risk. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t worth it. Now of course, there will be bumps and bruises along the way–life lessons that we learn from and better ourselves because of. ‘Tis life!
Let’s look at childhood for example… When we were small little babies learning to walk, we didn’t fall down once and then give up! We kept trying. Slowly learning balance, gaining confidence in our abilities, and eventually we stop tripping over our own feet. How else would we learn if not by trial and error? LOVE is the same way.
Being hurt, lied to, or simply not treated the way you deserve is NEVER the end. I’m not saying all of this to be obnoxious and cliche. I’m saying it because I know firsthand. I’ve been betrayed, I’ve been angry, I’ve spent nights crying into my pillow because I simply didn’t feel like I’d ever be “good enough”. And honey, let me tell you how wrong I was! (and maybe slightly dramatic) DO. NOT. EVER settle for anything but the best for you. Whatever that may mean.
Trust me, there is someone out there who will adore every single last detail about you. Your mind, your body, and your soul. You should never have to choose one over the other. They will admire every quality about you, they will make time to talk to you, they’ll do everything in their power to make sure you’re “more than just fine” when things aren’t going great. All of a sudden it will make sense. Every heartbreak, every self-doubt, every “what if” will all disappear.
I believe that if you truly open up your heart to the possibility of something far bigger than your mind could ever fathom, you’ll realize just how strong you are able to LOVE and to BE LOVED for that matter.
Perhaps that most perfect human being will unexpectedly walk into your life (quite literally) & flip your entire world upside down. Or maybe you’ll simply learn how much YOU matter and how much YOU deserve for yourself. Either way, you’ll know.
LOVE is not a destination, but an unpredictable journey that gets more exciting every single day and makes you a better person. For your own good, and all of those around you. Please promise me you won’t give up. You’ll keep trying. Keep searching. Because in the end, LOVE will find a way. Always.
Until next time,
Stay hopeful, darling!