Our perspective on love and romance are constantly evolving as we evolve.
1995- We kissed on the school bus. I told you that I loved you in sign language because my English was broken.
2005- I sent you a valentine gram full of chocolates and balloons because I couldn’t find the words to express what I felt about our friendship.
2015-I said “why not” to love and gave it a chance; ending up in a new city but in a very familiar emotional place.
Love in 2018 is about giving and receiving .
Like receiving space when I need to be alone.
Like listening without needing to fix.
Me giving a warm meal accompanied with a warm heart.
Me giving a listening ear and loads of laughs to give away.
Love in 2018 is about allowing myself to be known for who I am; not for who I think others want me to be.
Like not laughing at jokes that I don't think are funny.
Like saying out loud what bothers me rather than holding it in.
Like not automatically changing myself to accommodate and fit into another's life, a little bit like Ann Perkins.
Love in 2018 starts with loving others as I love myself.
Acknowledging that I too, deserve love and happiness and that these are not only reserved for folks in the VIP section of life, not settling for a love that is less than.
Accepting my flaws and holding them gently instead of smashing them against the wall or holding them under a microscope.
Admitting and being honest about where I am at, what I am comfortable with, and who I am.
Love in 2018 is about healing.
Letting go of the past.
Letting go of expectations and timelines.
Letting go of should haves, would haves and might haves and being present in every moment of it and enjoying the journey.
2018 is a great time to be in love, with ourselves and with life, may love of all kinds find their way to us.
By: Elisabet Medina