I read somewhere you experience three types of love in your lifetime. Am I sold on that? I’m not sure. But I don’t believe you fall for one person either, well not in my case. So today’s blog post is to them. I’ll go with three for now, as the article claims we all have. The ones that made a mark and taught me a hell of a lot too.
To the teenage crush
Boy that one happened fast and out of nowhere. I’m talking Katy Perry ‘Teenage Dreams’, everyday conversations and getting too easily distracted. When it didn’t work out it felt like the end of the world. It wasn’t clearly, as I’m here today and stronger than probably I’ve ever been. My heart’s been broken and healed countless times since so I know it’s A-OK. I hope I never get to an age where the ‘crush’ ever ends. It’s a damn nice feeling. Even if my grades did suffer at the time.
To the one I probably didn’t appreciate enough
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Wait, scratch that, no it isn’t. ‘You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone’ springs to mind instead. And with this one that rings true. I never had to wonder whether you cared or if you’d be there. You would, end of. To this day I don’t think I’ll ever meet anyone who doted on me the way you did, even if at times I probably didn’t deserve it. Some of my favourite stories will always involve you and if that’s not a great leaving gift, I don’t know what is. But sometimes greater things come along. Life’s for the living and our paths weren’t meant to cross any longer. You were a peaceful, learning curve chapter of my life and now we can watch each other grow from the sidelines. Not all feelings are meant to last forever, they change and evolve just like the seasons. My only regret would be not appreciating you sooner and not being vocal about the influence you played in my life. Because when it boils down to it and the laugh out loud stories I can list all night, you were a pretty big deal. Thank you for never giving up on me, if nothing else you taught me loyalty and integrity, which in 2016 is damn hard to find.
To the one I didn’t see coming
And sometimes you meet someone who’s so different to you but they change your entire direction. They challenge you, show you new ways and enable you to fall for their soul. Comfort zones are crossed, life becomes an adventure and even the mundane seems that much brighter. You slowly crept up on me and became part of the furniture. You were rough around the edges and a complete clash of personalities but it just worked. Thank you for sharing your thirst for life, your care-free spirit and never judging me for one second. Your loyalty to stick with each other through thick and thin will stay with me forever, as will you being some of the best years of my life. They say it’s quality, not quantity and I was lucky enough to get both.