It hits you out of no where.
Feelings of fairytale love begin to orchestrate your every thought and action as the person you once thought of as a simple acquaintance slowly becomes the object of your affection. Now you’re beginning to feel for another human being, and you don’t like it.
The human being that you care deeply for doesn’t reciprocate. This love is one-sided. It feels like a slap in the face.
Life goes on. Dogs and cotton candy still exist. This is the part where you set yourself free.
Cut your hair (I did), pet random dogs (I did), eat an absurd amount of strawberries (I had, like, 80). Set! Yourself! Free!
Sometimes what seems to be the most tragic occurrence in your life is really a chance to reinvent yourself.
Author’s note: I initially wrote this several months ago when I was trying to move on from the pain of loving someone so recklessly, without them ever doing the same for me. I have grown since then. My heart is so much stronger now. My advice? Let them go. You’re worthy of the love you keep trying to give to others. Life goes on. Long live your brilliant mind and flowery soul.