I wasn’t online as much as I normally am because of two great holidays.
St. Valentine’s Day came first, and it was perfect. I really like it, with all the hearts, and roses, and chocolate, and everything else I’m supposed to hate because it’s all consumerism and stuff but well, I like it still and I can’t help that.
And then there was another, far more important day – celebrating 5 years together with my boyfriend. My boyfriend who is the most amazing person I’ve ever met. I am not going to tell you just how wonderful he is because I’d have to write a whole book then :) I’ll just say I had a lovely week – we both took some days off and spent a long weekend doing nothing. Apart from celebrating, of course.
One of the fellow bloggers recently asked a rhetorical question about what love’s definition was. The more I think about it, the more difficult it is to squeeze so much into something as small as words. But let me have a go – after all, aren’t I a language enthusiast? For me, love is being able to be completely yourself, without any restrictions, and allowing the other the same luxury. And it’s easy enough to tell if it’s love or not. I noticed the following symptoms in myself:
- being overjoyed each time I fall asleep or wake up and see him right next to me
- discovering that brushing my teeth or shopping for groceries is twice as much exciting when done in his company
- feeling all your worries disappear after just one hug
- dreading the very idea of not seeing him for a couple of days
- enjoying being in the same room even when we aren’t talking
- catching yourself smiling when I think of him during the day
- finding that he looks awesome in clothes of any colour and style, with any kind of haircut
- coming back home and having that surge of happiness if he’s already there
- feeling proud, blessed, immensely grateful to the universe and even somewhat astounded (can it really be true?) that I have the privilege of living with him
… and other things like that.
What else can I say? I’m one incredibly lucky girl. And I’m so, so grateful for having that special someone in my life. And my somewhat late St Valentine’s wish is that all those who already have their special someone stay happy, those who are looking for their other halves will find them, and those who prefer to stay single will be spared the social pressure of marriage and children.
Let’s toast to love of all kinds!