I’ve always known I wanted to become a writer since I was in grade school. Back then my childhood friend Tyra and I wrote motivational poems dedicated to young girls and recited them to each other daily with such enthusiasm. That’s when I discovered how passionate I am about expressing myself through words and how powerful the tongue is. I wanted to share that same power with others so they could feel it too.
So I decided to write about my greatest love affair thus far. It started years ago with who I’ll call Lover. Lover and I knew each other since we were young. We went through many ups and downs, seems like more downs than ups. I learned that sometimes Lover wasn’t faithful, committed or loyal to me. At times, shoot, Lover didn’t even respect me or see my worth. Lover knew right from wrong but tended to do wrong because it seemed more convenient. On many occasions Lover emotionally abused me and made me feel absolutely worthless. Although Lover meant well, sometimes actions didn’t reflect it.
You see the greatest love affair has been with myself. I failed to be faithful to myself many times, yet from it I learned how to love myself better. How? Well, at some point in my life, I chose to follow the crowd instead of lead them. I abandoned my beliefs to fit in with the world’s. I chose convenience over doing right because it seemed more appealing. I thought and spoke negativity into my life. I was fickle with my spirituality and consulted with God only when I needed him. Most of the time, you get caught up in your affairs and you’re forced to face the reality of it all. That’s what happened to me. From the constant affairs I had with myself, I saw the truth and learned how to be stronger, wiser, and smarter. I learned to always speak life to others and myself. I learned to talk to God when things were going good and bad. To stick to my faith and not let anyone take me away from it or what I stand for. I learned that if I don’t respect myself neither will others, people decide how they will treat you based on how you treat yourself. I learned to let my actions do all the talking rather than my mouth. From all of my mistakes, I learned what self-love really looked like.
I say all this to say, it’s time to be your best love affair. Love her, the woman inside. Embrace her for all of her past mistakes and Love her enough to work daily to avoid making them again. Believe in her to create the best future for herself. Love her enough to purposely avoid and remove people and things that don’t benefit her well-being. Love her immensely. Love her passionately. Be faithful, committed, and loyal to her. Most importantly, Love her now, because you only get one shot to create your greatest love affair of all.
So you ask why I decided to blog, because I’m passionate about spreading ‘that water love’ and I might as well tell you how this love affair began…