I just remembered a talk I had last summer with some friends of mine about falling for someone. One of my friends said something that I will never forget, and something that applies to my life more than I realized…
"Whenever I fall for someone, I fall too fast and I fall to hard, and when/if it doesn’t work out, it takes a long time for me to get back up. But you know what? That’s okay, because I love falling. The feelings, the butterflies in your stomach, the happiness, the smiles, all of it. I love everything about falling for someone. And although it may take a long time to get back up, you learn that much more, grow that much more and become that much stronger in the process. So my advice would be to never apologize for falling, and never be ashamed, because you never know what will happen! Maybe it’ll work out, maybe it won’t, but either way, you’ve got an experience you’ll never forget."
I think this is something that I really needed to remember at this point in my life.
I fell. fast. and some people told me to be careful, to take it slow, but I’m glad I didn’t, because for that time, I have never been happier, and nothing can take that away from me. I’m not ashamed, and I’m not apologizing.
I fell, and I’m still head over heels, but I know that when I finally stand back up, I will be that much stronger of a person, and I will have grown so so much.