Summer love definitely made its way to my friends hearts this summer. I’ve seen them all at their best and their worse. It’s so crazy but I learn so much from them and their relationships but at the same time – it’s stuff I already know.
My friends are really good books, no bull shit – their lives are real page turners. I know I carry a piece of them with me everywhere. When it comes to love, I get excited when they find it and I feel it when they hurt. I get it.
I’m going to start with the one thing that everyone thinks should be at the end – the grand finale. Love. LOVE is a fucking beautiful thing. It’s all knowing. Love is something to work towards and work for everyday, it’s a beginning to an end. Love will control you, consume you, and make you think because love IS a beautiful thing. People will hype it up and tell you you’re supposed to feel one way but the truth is – you know how you feel. My advice: Know yourself before you add another person to the equation. Get your shit straight, know what you want, and don’t be afraid to ask for it. The better you know yourself, the sooner you will find love. You will find it in all the right places with all the right people. I just think that’s how the world works – it works for people willing to put in the work and then one day you’re gifted with something great. or fuck it, something magical happens.
Don’t rush. Don’t wait for it. Don’t plan for it. but make a sincere effort. This is where I think you should really gamble. If you’re going to do any kind of gambling in life – do it with love. This does not mean playing with someones heart. Use your fucking head and know what you’re doing but be prepared for when things don’t go your way. Test yourself. Be willing to compromise and sell yourself because if you didn’t know – life is also about sales. Sales and love… Yes, they work together.
Check yourself, before you wreck yourself. [Word is bond!] Failure, embrace it. Learn from it. Take your time with it. Life is all about trial and error, use failure as a checkpoint. I am not saying when two people agree not to be together or things happen unexpectedly that it means failure or that sometimes timing is not right – that is also not failure. I just mean that sometimes, things don’t work out. Be happy it didn’t work out and be glad that you just get another chance with someone else to make it better.