What is this ‘love’ everyone seems to be looking for?
I have spent many years writing about the encounters I have had with ‘love’, they have been amazing, heartbreaking, and out of everything, enlightening.
I recently finished writing my first romance novel, and it starts with something like this;
“Love comes in different shapes and sizes, different emotions, different colours. It is said that there are three loves in each person’s life, starting with your first love. As you grow older you may question whether this was really true love, but you must remember that at the time that was all you knew. Next comes the hard love, the heartbreaker, the one that you will never forget and the scars will always remain. If you’re unlucky, life might throw you a few of these, but there will always be that first scar.
Finally, there is the third love. This is said to be the love that we don’t see coming, a refreshing surprise. It is said to be a love that lasts and reminds us of who we really are and what we deserve. This love is said to be easy and right, like putting the missing piece into a puzzle. I wouldn’t know, I haven’t got to this love yet…I don’t think.
This is my story.“
I continue on to tell my story…although I still don’t know how it ends in real life.
‘Love’ has become such an everyday word that the meaning of it seems to have been lost somewhere over the years. The only way I can understand it now, is that there are different types of love, and different stages.
I am the kind of girl that will fall flat on her face in ‘love’, sometimes within minutes of meeting someone. I will give my heart and soul over to that person, and trust them with my emotions. I can’t say that this has worked in my favour thus far, but maybe one day it will. One thing I have gained, from simply being who I am, is a lot of stories.
If you know me, then you know that drama and romance, seem to combine into one thing in my life, but it is these things that have turned me into a writer and I want to share my experiences with you all.
Love is something far more complicated than we can comprehend, it is not easy and it will never be simple. Every single person in this world will have different definitions of what they think ‘love’ is, no one is right and no one is wrong. Who knows what love is? What I do know is that it doesn’t work like a fairytale, maybe there will be moments where you feel like you’re in a movie scene with Allie and Noah (from The Notebook), but this is reality and real life.
I hope to share some insights into my books and my lyric writing over the next few months. A deeper insight into my life and the stories behind the words I write down.
Maybe some people can learn from my mistakes, but you will all probably make your own.
What is Love? – …let me know when you figure it out!