Maybe it’s a little selfish, but I want to be the reason you smile.
I want to be around the people who love life, unapologetically.
It doesn’t make you a failure to miss someone. And it doesn’t make the life you have without them any less bountiful, impressive or meaningful.
Make yourself the center of your world and care for yourself the way you care about the people you love. Go the extra mile you’ve gone for so many other people in your life, but this time go the distance for yourself. You deserve that.
I should enjoy inviting a man over on a Friday afternoon to make love and pleasure each other, to lay in each other’s sweat and passionate kisses, legs intertwined, because I can. Because I want to do it.
Fall in love in bookstores. Fall in love on the train. Fall in love in cafés in all the different countries you’ve visited. Fall in love twice a day. Fall in love for the sake of falling in love. Remind yourself that it is just a passing fit.
Are you like me? Do you give too much, too quickly? Do you throw yourself blindly at the world, thinking it will always open its arms up to you?
It’s time to begin loving again, get your heart out of the cage you built around it and see how far it wanders, it’s time to let your heart take you outside the walls of your prison.
One of the biggest and most important things you can learn in life is that it’s possible to adamantly dislike something, but not let it affect your life. Holding grudges and giving into drama is for teenagers and reality show contestants.