“People always say love is a feeling,” he says to me, “but it’s not. It’s a choice.”

“How do you mean?”
I look puzzled, and he cracks a smile.

“Because. You may feel ‘in love’ when things are great. Everyone does. What about when things get bad? Whether or not you choose to stay. It’s what makes love a choice.”

And he was right, I thought. That’s how I knew I loved him even though he loved someone else.

—  Excerpt from a book I’ll never write
Scottish Independence

I’m not from Scotland, but I’m hoping to be moving to Scotland (or at least the UK) in the next couple of years. I’m not entirely sure about Nicola Sturgeon to be honest, nor the independence referendum she is pushing for the second time, so instead of judging without information from both sides, I’m just reaching out for information from people in Scotland…
Do you support the referendum? Why?
Do you not support it? Why?
What is your overall opinion of Sturgeon and the job she doing for Scotland?
What should I know about all of this before potentially moving to Scotland?
I’m just curious and as an American I don’t want to judge another country’s ongoings before I get all of the information from people going through it and dealing with it!

But that’s just how it is, that’s how life works. You don’t get to have the best of both worlds. You have to determine what’s important. You have to choose what takes priority in your life, and if you don’t then the decision is made for you.
—  Something I’m learning @amey-winehouse