note to self.

People come into our lives so suddenly and we forget they can leave just as quickly. Like falling meteors burning across the night sky, they shine onto our world for a fleeting moment and fade back into the darkness. They leave us in awe, utterly star-stuck, wishing to see them just one more time. We gaze up at the sky trying to catch another glimpse of magic because we know it’s rare, but we miss the things that are directly in front of us. It’s inexplicable how a person who was simply a stranger before can come to mean so much and make us question our lives before their presence. We were perfectly happy with our own agenda and falling for someone was never on our list of things to do. Then life throws in a plot twist and there they are with their alluring, charming wit. They captivate you with carefully thought out questions and clever lines. Flashing you a smile so radiant, you’d do anything to be the reason behind it. Their twinkling eyes are filled with intrigue as they look at you like you’re a mystery to be solved. Your heart never stood a chance.

Imagining that someone wants to see – maybe even love – the real you is an incredible feeling. We bend over backwards, at this person’s beck and call whenever they want us. It’s no surprise that when they walk away we’re left feeling empty and used. We’re left aching to go back to being blissfully ignorant of their existence. They hit us like a hurricane leaving our feelings behind in a wake of destruction, shaking our once sturdy foundation of self-confidence. It seems the walls that took so long for us to build came down with such ease.

pingback: http://thoughtcatalog.com/sarah-plakke/2014/04/you-must-remember-to-love-yourself-first/

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