Love has been, without fail, the hardest part of my life so far. I use to think I was cut out from the start to be the perfect man for a deserving woman, so you can see already that my whole mentality of it was focused on my ego. What I could do, be, bring, offer, advise... I believed that this was what sacrifice really looked like, that selfishness came in the form of me + action.
But it isn't made up of who can do what for who and what can be bettered, it is about true and genuine partnership. Distance is also a hard factor, one a lot of you tell me you also struggle with. I ended up being thrust into a relationship with Elle, a Native Australian who because of our shared language, I believed would be easy enough to communicate with. But there are still major cultural differences, approaches to life, pasts in our own lives we carry with us.
It's not who you are now that you invest in, rather who you can be through and with this person in your life. Once you lay aside your ego, you realize your identity has a lot of room to flourish.
Let yourself be loved, and love fully as you can. Life is very fleeting.
Elle comes home in just a few short hours, how I'm expected to sleep is beyond me.
Thanks to @dylanmhowell for this moment.
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