Today’s 31 Days of Free Writes word is LOVE.
When I saw this word on the list I was kind of nervous. I had some ideas of what to write about but I wasn’t sure what I would write. I have so many thoughts and ideas on this word and there’s so many directions you could go. LOVE is such a complicated thing that we use to describe so many different things. I liked Holly’s post where she talked about people loving their favorite foods and they are always bad for you.
See a few months ago I wrote this post about LOVE. I will admit that I was newly dating someone. And really if you follow me on social media it’s pretty obvious I’m dating someone..I’m not sure why I avoid the subject on the blog. But there it’s out there.
Anyway I wrote that post in a very confused state. I really liked this man but it had barely been a month at the time and I wasn’t really sure if it was love yet or if it could be love….or what love even was. It seemed to be so fast. He kept telling me he thought he was falling in love with me but I was pretty non-chalant about it and thought well I’ll deal with it if he ever removes the “think.” Which he did a few weeks later probably around the 8 week mark.
Was it that “magical” thing I thought it would be? Well yes and no. No there weren’t fireworks, or flowers, or an orchestra or any other crazy “hollywood magic” like you see on TV and in movies but it was special to me and to him. We’re each others first loves and it’s really an awesome beautiful lovely thing. He looks into my eyes and tells me he loves me everyday and I can just tell he loves me with all his heart. I know they say when you know you’ll know and ugh it’s true I hate how it’s so hard to express because I hate all those cliche’s I read about love but really I don’t know how to express it in words.
I think the best advice for LOVE I can leave you with is it’s really hard to look into someones eyes and say, I love you and not mean it. If you are looking into someones eyes and can see how much they care about you and you feel happy then I think that means you love the other person about 95% of the time.
Sometimes I think we fell in love too fast. Other times I think it was too slow. Then again I don’t think LOVE has a timeline and things happen when they happen as long as you’re open to it. <3