This Is What It’s Really Like To Be A Hopeless Romantic

Some people like to take a more “realistic” view on love, but personally, I love being the hopeless romantic that I am. I believe in true love, everlasting happiness, and everything else that goes along with the kind of romance that supposedly only exists in the movies. These are just some of the things that are true for other people who are just like me:

  1. I believe that love conquers all. To me, love can make everything better. And even though it’s my preference, it doesn’t just apply to romantic love. There’s a lot of love out there that helps brighten up this world of ours. I’ll always be on the lookout for it.
  2. I can’t help it. Honestly, it’s almost out of my control. My heart persistently insists that love is everywhere, even if my eyes can’t quite identify it. I’m a romantic, and being swept off my feet has a way of putting my head in the clouds. If you don’t like that about me now, it’s never going to change.
  3. I want the grand romantic gestures. I’m not going to apologize for it. If you want me, I’d like you to show me. Steal some inspiration from the classics or create your own. I crave the romance. The kissing in the rain, the lowlit candles, the grand declarations of love — I want them all.
  4. I’ll never let you go. If I love you, I won’t let you walk out of my life. If it so happens that we’re not meant to be and we end this relationship of ours, I won’t be the unwanted ex who won’t move on — I just mean that in my heart, there will always be a little section with your name on it.
  5. I will be the one who loves too much. There are a few good and bad things about being the one who loves too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I trust too much, care too much, and probably put in a bit too much effort, but it makes life and my relationships much more enjoyable to me.
  6. I’ll never break your heart. The romantics among us are often the ones left heartbroken, and I think it might have something to do with the way we look for the best in everything and everyone. When people leave us disappointed, our forgiving hearts are left a little batted. I know what heartbreak feels like and how it hurts, and I won’t do it to you if I can help it.
  7. I believe love can’t be lost. Even in the despair and disappointment of heartbreak, I believe that love doesn’t just dissipate, and it can’t be lost or forgotten. I believe we each carry all of our past loves with us as we set out to discover the people we’ll grow to love in the future.
  8. I take love seriously. To me love is sacred — the essence of all that is beautiful and precious. It’s everything, and if you don’t feel the same or are careless when it comes to love, then we’re going to have a bit of trouble. Love is no game to me — it’s real, and it’s important.
  9. I need to be your one and only. When it comes to love, I want the commitment. I need to be your one and only. There won’t be any games with us, and I can’t be the thing you pick up when you’re bored and put down when you’ve had enough. I don’t do that kind of “love” that disappears and comes back and then disappears again.
  10. I’ve always been this way, and I’ll always be this way. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been one of those people who waited for the moment that she, too, would find someone who would give her the kind of fairy tale romance she’d seen in books and movies. This ideal has been a part of my life since I was a little girl, and I really don’t see it changing any time soon.
Disney and life combined have made a starry eyed dreamer out of me. And I refuse to wake up.

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