“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” ―Kristin Hannah
“It was the hour of morning,
when the sun mounts with those stars
that shone with it when God’s own love
first set in motion those fair things.”
“Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.” –Honore de Balzac
“Sometimes in life, we may have to experience solitude, the baseless accusations of people, the betrayal and misunderstanding of trusted and loyal ones, the great judgments and suggestions of ‘they that know better’, and a moment of a state of double mindedness. But those are also for good, for they are the very things that shape and prepare our mind, body and spirit to face the world and to accomplish our mission with great zeal, tenacity and distinctiveness.” ―Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
*In light of an accusation/thought, it feels appropriate to share this quote.
If I speak about someone with respect and enthusiasm, please know that it is because I am being respectful and enthusiastic, and am probably stunned that someone is actually treating me well in some capacity, but it is NOT because I have unprofessional or unrealistic feelings for them.
I’ve discussed relationships I’ve been in and am currently in, and I think my readers would know if I was A) Cheating on someone or B) Having an affair. We all have tells. I am proud to say I have done neither in my life. However, if you know me long enough, or well enough, to question such a thing, then I feel I have the right to turn around and say “Are you fucking kidding me?!” That isn’t something you laugh about with me; it’s a serious accusation. It’s one I will never respond kindly to. I may be single (as in, not married), but that does not mean I feel anyone else’s husband is “up for grabs”. I don’t. It doesn’t matter what the capacity is; if I know a man and he is in a relationship, he is 100% OFF LIMITS. He can be a great friend who I respect and trust, he can be anyone, really, but that does not mean I’m going to hit on him, or that I’d allow him to hit on me. That I even feel I have to clarify this means I am well and truly upset.
So to anyone who has every wondered; your boyfriends and husbands are 100% safe in my presence. In fact, they might as well be eunuchs as far as I’m concerned.*