One thing I really want to do when I find the person I love is take them around my hometown.

I just want to walk around with them through my neighborhood, show them the little secret places only the locals know of, look at the old carvings on trees, tell them stories about the told things that got destroyed and the new things that got built, what’s gone forever and what’s here to stay, take them to the old playground to swing over the lake, walk with them through beaten paths in the forests, tell them urban legends, and recount stories from what I was younger. 

I want to drive them around my town and take them to the little thrift stores and ice cream shops, to all the places that would have otherwise been boring to me because I’ve known them all my life and have been going to them for years, but in going with the person I love, it will be a new, exciting experience. I want to talk to them about everything. I want to show them everything and make it special. I want to share everything.

And then I want to do the same for them, go to the place they grew up in and are probably tired of, but to me it’s a whole new world. My enthrallment with it will make them smile and enjoy their town even more than they normally would have otherwise. 

I just want to walk around together and share what’s mine, and maybe get a little bit of what’s theirs in return.

anonymous asked:

How did you know when you had a crush on someone?

When all I wanted to do was talk to/be around them, and when I couldn’t get them off my mind for more than 30 seconds at a time, and when seeing/hearing them made me feel fuzzy and giddy, and when I’d have free time and spending it with that person was the first and only thing on my mind, and daydreaming about them constantly, and wondering how wonderful my life would be if I could muster up the courage to confess, and how great it’d feel if by some miracle they reciprocated my feelings.