After a heartbreak, some people choose to forget love and everything about it. They don’t watch romantic movies anymore, read love stories, listen to mushy music - they look at life very differently knowing that any moment a person may come again to ruin what’s left of their soul. They build walls, they protect themselves from the things they once considered to be so beautiful. They get to the point where they tell themselves that they will never love again - until they do. That’s the moment they realize that they’ve completely moved on.
The realization hits you like a slap in the face: It’s when you no longer look at your past love and feel bad about yourself. It’s when you wake up each day knowing that you’re living your life for yourself and no one else. It’s when loving yourself is your first priority and you set up standards that you dare not to disobey. It’s when you look back at your past experiences and laugh a genuine laugh because it’s funny and it no longer hurts you. It’s when, despite everything that happened, you wish the best for your past love.
It’s when you meet someone and suddenly, you start listening to those mushy songs again. You wake up with a smile and the thought of that person, but you’re no longer afraid that he’s going to hurt you. It’s when slowly, but surely, you try to give them a chance to make you believe again. That, despite all your efforts to push him away, he stays with you and accepts that you’ve been hurt. And you’ll see it that he’s trying his best to prove you otherwise, to remove all the doubts left in your mind.
It’s when at the end of the day, you think of someone and the thought of them gives you the kind of feeling you thought you forgot to feel - that’s when you’re ready to love again.