I’ve kissed someone who ended up breaking my heart, who loved me but not in the same way or capacity as I loved them. I’ve kissed someone whose kiss I never expected but whose kiss sent a shiver down my spine, goose bumps across my body and butterflies to my stomach.
Then one day two summers ago, I pretty much said, “Screw it.” That was the last time I bought a pair of heels.
I can guarantee you that you will be strong though. Stronger than you ever believed you would be able to be. You will look at yourself in the mirror and see things you wish you could change and you will think of ways to numb the pain.
We will not tell your parents everything. They will know major things, but chances are we will not tell them about your one and only time out.
A culmination of things I’ve learned (or wish I learned) that I would like to pass onto my son.