To my fellow women,
I know you have been burned. I know you have been rejected, broken up with, and cold hard turned down. I know you are tired. Tired of trying. Tired of hoping. And tired of seeing happy couples all around you.
I know you want to waste your days in bed, and not even try to meet new people anymore. I know you want to drink until you can forget the ass who shattered your heart into a thousand jagged pieces.
I know you want to call it off. I know you want to tell the world that you are done. That you are tired of trying so hard when no one else returns the favor. I know that you want to throw in the towel. And never look back.
I know you say to yourself, that the single life is ok. That you’ll be ok. And that you are destined to be forever alone. I know that you say to yourself that you’ll be ok when you see all your friends get married. I know you try to convince yourself that you would be perfectly fine to not settle down and to not have children.
You tell yourself that you would be ok with dying alone.
I know that you thought you found true love before. I know that you think that it will never come to you again. I know you think that you will never meet another human being who could make you feel that away again.
But, please. Do not let one person ruin your outlook on love. Do not let one person make you give up. Do not let one human being ruin what you wanted for your future.
You don’t have to go on a dates after dates right now. You don’t have to have a dozen dating apps. You don’t even need to look for anybody right now. You just need to leave a gap open in your heart. Leave a sliver of hope alive. Do not blow out the flame. Do not close off your heart to every other person you meet. Do not close off your heart to finding love again.
Because, you are going to find it again.
I know it doesn’t look like it right now. I know you don’t feel like it now. But, you will. It could be months or years from now, but you will find a greater and bigger love. You will one day find someone who won’t make you scared and won’t make you question yourself.
You are going to find love again. We all are. Don’t let one little human ruin that glimmer of hope. Don’t let one heartbreak ruin your daydreams. Don’t let a broken heart shatter your optimism for the future. It doesn’t seem like it now. It doesn’t even seem real. But you will find a better love one day. Just leave your heart open to the thought of it. Let your hope live on, no matter what your past has done to you.