falling in love

Falling in love is one of the most amazing things in this world. But sweetie, it’s not necessary.
Don’t get me wrong, falling in love, finding a soulmate, spending your days with a significant other is truly a beautiful thing; but do not let it be the center of your world. Do not let it be your main mission in life.
You are a strong, beautiful person. You have so much potential, so much talent and kindness and generosity. Your heart is pure gold, and your mind is a beautiful maze. Get lost in it.
Invest in you. Spend time with yourself. Discover your soul. 
Find soulmates in strangers, make new friends, gain new experiences.
Who knows? Maybe somewhere down the road, when you are at peace with yourself, and you are sipping coffee at the corner cafe, you just might meet the love of your life, and everything will be okay.
If that does not happen, then do not fret. There will be more beautiful, wonderful things to happen in your life. Just you wait.

Promise me one thing; do not lose sight of yourself while in pursuit of bigger and greater things. Because your body, mind and soul are the biggest and most remarkable things you will ever have in life, and you have to take care of that.

—  x
You might need to dial it down a bit
because that smile of yours has my heart throwing a hissy fit and I can’t just sit here
and do nothing about it
but will I tell you how I feel?
Doubt it
Instead I’ll pout because I’m not yours
and you’re not mine
maybe I should cross the line
because my comfort zone has become
less of a rental and more of a home
so I should take out a loan and move
as far away as I can get
On your mark
get set
And my heart takes off
beating faster than I can control
because you stole it before I even knew
it was gone
An unexplainable phenomenon you are
Like the North Star
used as means of direction
it’s hard to mask my affection
when I’m so drawn to your smile
The kind of smile that says
stay for a while
and makes me want to compile
not just a book
but a library full of poetry
just so I can say look
you deserve the world
and I intend to give it to you

okay this is going to sound really gay, but fall is literally the best time to fall in love? you can go on cute coffee dates, make pumpkin carvings together, wear each other’s sweaters and kiss in a pile of leaves or smth, while all the trees are super pretty and you’re just happy and in love with her and life. it’s the best.

I never believed in love at first sight but for some reason, I felt something different when we first met. The more I got to know you, the more my feelings intensified. And when you smiled, I knew that I was in trouble.
—  I just hope that you’ll let me fall in your arms

It’s risky, falling in love.“

"I know that,” I answered. “I’ve been in love before. It’s like a narcotic. At first it brings the euphoria of complete surrender. The next day, you want more. You’re not addicted yet, but you like the sensation, and you think you can still control things. You think about the person you love for two minutes, and forget them for three hours.

"But then you get used to that person, and you begin to be completely dependent on them. Now you think about him for three hours and forget him for two minutes. If he’s not there, you feel like an addict who can’t get a fix. And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.

—  Paulo Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept: A Novel of Forgiveness
i’m falling for you more and more every single day i think about you, and trust me, i can’t get you off of my mind. i never knew i could get as many butterflies in my stomach as i feel when i’m with you and i had no idea that anyone else could understand exactly what i’m thinking. i used to have the idea that love is nothing but pain, but with you i want to make sure you feel loved every second of the day. there’s so much i want to say to you, yet when we’re together i’d rather listen to you talk forever because i love the sound of your voice. i’ve had trust issues since i can remember yet i trust you with my entire life. they say people are never perfect but anyone who could make me feel like you do is obviously flawless. all i can do is hope that you feel the same and i’m not left swimming without a lifejacket in the middle of the ocean.
—  i’m taking a big leap and i just hope you’re there to catch me.