Write a public love letter to someone in your life. (It doesn’t necessarily need to be romantic.)
Well of course everyone reading my blog will come to see that I am very much in love with my boyfriend, still like every couple we had our issues in the beginning of our relationship. We still occasionally have problems, but so does every couple. If you are still together, then you know that it takes hard work and dedication coming from both sides to make it work. After Shane and I had our first real big fight, I created a fight journal. Of course, if I could put my feelings in writing, I felt much better and the next day I would let him read it. I haven’t used that journal in over a year now, but it definitely helped me to cross the milestone of being able to communicate my true feelings with him much better. But to get back on topic, in the back of the journal I wrote a list of 100 things about him that I loved. This list always helped me to realize the important aspects of our relationship and all of the reasons why I loved him instead of the stupid reasons I was mad at him at these particular times. Of course I will not go advertising this list, but this is my letter to Shane:
You are the only person who can really make me laugh, even when I am trying my hardest to be mad at you. Everyday you will surprise me, whether its good or bad, you always do. We can have fun no matter what we are doing, whether its laying around the house all day or just doing errands. I can talk to you about anything and everything and know that you never judge, you always encourage me in whatever schemes I come up with. We have been together for almost two years now and I cannot believe that we have made it this long. You have given so much to be with me, and I only hope that I have given as much in return. Looking back I never would have thought we would be able to conquer as much as we have, and in so little time- even though it feels like years have passed. You were always there for me, even before we started dating, and every day I will apologize for not realizing my feelings for you sooner. But, we both needed to change and grow as individuals before we could grow together, and I wouldn’t change how everything turned out. People have always doubted us, we have had our fair share of criticism, but that never stopped us. You gave up friendships for me, which in time I also returned that favor. One thing we have overcome is our ability to stand by each other no matter what, to not adhere to what others say and just do what keeps us happy. Although a lot has changed in the past two years, there is one thing that hasn’t changed, and that is how much I love you. I can still look at you with those same emotions as the first day we kissed and know that I am right where I am supposed to be, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.