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When You’re In Love

Isn’t it amazing, those butterflies fluttering around in your stomach, your palms sweaty and your heart beating at a million miles an hour. Every time you see him/her you feel like running away, but when you don’t, you want nothing more than to see them again. You’re in love and however much you want to deny it, you know it.

Love is that magic feeling that trumps anything this world has to offer. Drugs, alcohol, bungee jumping, parachuting, abseiling, sneezing, sex, work, school, sport, nothing even comes close to love. It makes you do things that everyone else thinks is crazy, but you do it anyway because love has you in its grip and it’s oh so powerful.

I found love recently and I’m about to do one of those crazy things that no-one understands but most people would do, were they just in love.

I’ve never been one for internet dating as I’ve almost always been in a relationship and have never had the time or the need for finding love online. However, last year I decided to try something new. I was single again and I wanted to do things differently this time around. After being a member of a dating site off and on for a few months, when I was just about to give up for the final time, I received an email that changed everything.

Me And My Girl

Love is happiness

The most amazing person contacted me and I’ve been smitten ever since.

I’ve been in love before but it has never quite worked out. That hasn’t stopped me from trying again however, so I’ve always embraced love and why not. My father taught me that if you’re going to do something, do it right, so the way I see it, if I’m going to date, then I should date with purpose, with the aim of falling in love, of settling down, of being a husband.

I’ve never been afraid to show my feelings and to tell or show someone exactly how I feel. I will laugh, cry, sulk, love but I will always be honest, I will always be the person you met, I won’t suddenly change because I am me, right from the very beginning, no surprises.

That’s the amazing thing about love, however much you’re always being you, love helps you to be the best possible you. Love puts a smile on your face and a glint in your eye and people see it. The power of love extends way beyond the relationship and the person with whom your love and affection is the object of. You and love become inextricably linked, one and the same, like peas and carrots and those around you see that joy, they sense it all around you, however much they don’t understand it.

As I mentioned before, I’m about to do one of those crazy, love only, things, all in the name of love. I haven’t even thought twice about travelling halfway across the globe, literally, as I prepare to turn a fresh leaf on the equator.

I’ve lived abroad before, I’ve actually lived and worked in eight different countries so having the opportunity to chase my love to a ninth country was a no-brainer. There isn’t much I wouldn’t do for this girl and I know she would do the same for me if she’d have been given the opportunity.

People still wonder how I can take the risk, what if it doesn’t work out they ask, what if I’m left there up the proverbial creek they wonder. And that’s the whole point. Whatever happens, happens, and if we don’t take that chance, whatever could have happened, won’t ever happen. That’s not just true in love, it’s true in all life. Sometimes we have to gamble, sometimes we need to trust our gut feeling and sometimes it’s just better to follow your heart.

I’ve always followed my heart and I’m not going to stop now. I’ve had my fair share of heartbreaks too, however, those previous experiences of love have only served to make this one that much sweeter and so much better, just because I am so much better equipped to handle every aspect of love now.

To all those who are just falling in love, embrace it, love it, hold on to it and most importantly, give it your all, body, mind and soul.


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