On Being Brave Enough To Break Your Own Heart
I'm the kind of person who falls fast, and hard. I'm the kind of person who would go into a whirlwind romance. I'm the kind of person who goes crazy over a person on the base of the simplest thing ever. I am that person.
I am also the kind of person who gets bored very easily. I'm the kind of person who would look around after a few months, decided there's nothing left, and go on my merry way. I'm the kind of person who enjoys heartbreaks, be it mine or others. Because I know, most of the time, the pain worth the happiness. Because I know, at the end of the day, even pain is better than numbness. Anything is better than not able to feel, or to feel nothing at all.
So when people start having a crush, be it attainable or not, my advice is always around "be brave enough to break your own heart." If it's good, it's great, if it's bad, think about the stories you're gonna get. Think about the creative juices it'd bring you. Think about the experience.
I also always say "Determination is key." This, I kid you not, I learned from watching the German football team. German team always play like they still have a chance at winning. Even when they're behind by three goals, they still play like the score is still 0-0. The fight is only over when the referee said so. We should only move on when there's absolutely no chance whatsoever at a clean win. We should only move on at the right time, at the final time. We owe this to ourselves.
Hearts break all the time, they also heal all the time. Maybe they end up a bit crooked, but they heal. Think about it, so far, you survived 100% of all your heartbreaks. Plus, you regret things you don't do more than the things you do do.
I know it's been a string of cliche sayings (well, what do you expect from a girl who has tattoos that said 'this too shall pass' and 'so it goes' ?) but admit it, you know I'm right.
Be kind to yourself, and be brave. Be brave enough to break your own heart.
We only have this life, we only have so much time. If this is the key to happiness, even just a brief one, go for it. Go for it. You deserve this. We all deserve this. If Old Gregg can do it, we can do it.