Serendipity.

I’ve always thought that both the word and concept of ‘serendipity’ was a beautiful one, but everything becomes more beautiful once you’ve experienced it and a meaning can be placed behind it.

I have fond memories of an adorable blue-eyed, blonde guy that I crossed paths with. He had the most infectious smile and captivating eyes with a warmth that I’ll never forget.

It was by chance that we had met and by chance we had managed to stay in contact. Unfortunately, distance is the ultimate cockblock haha. It’s been two months since we last saw each other and I’m not sure if I’ll ever see him again.

It’s funny how a complete stranger can come into your life and leave a lasting impression.

As corny as it sounds I’d like to think that the times we’ve bumped into each other, was real-life serendipity. Don’t worry, I’m not planning the wedding – but I would like to think that one day we’ll meet again. You know, just to catch up.

Not all who wander are lost.

Many people just go through the motions and get through each day because it’s mandatory. People grow up with their lives planned out for them – school, varsity, job, marriage and then kids…

But what if we chose to take a different path? Our own one. I’m not saying that we should all drop out and see where our new found freedom takes us. I’m simply saying that it’s okay not to have it all figured out. It’s okay to just… ‘wing it’.

Sometimes in life you have to wander around and take a few detours before you find your true purpose. Often the beauty of life hides behind the detour that you didn’t plan on taking.

Some of us wander by choice;  it teaches us, it strengthens us and it brings us wisdom that can only come with experience.

 

“All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king”

–       J. R. R. Tolkien

First Love

I don’t believe that you’ll love your first love forever. I also don’t believe you’ll never forget your first love – I meanyou’ll obviously never forget them, but that goes for anyone you fall in love with, not just your first.

In fact, I think first love is the most superficial kind of love you’ll ever experience. It’s euphoric, emotions are everywhere and you aren’t familiar with what you’re feeling. Everything you think, say or do is amplified and intensified. It’s a natural high. I won’t lie, it’s amazing but it’s also blinding.

I think it’s beautiful that some people only ever end up with one person, their first and last love. However, for the rest of us, if things didn’t work out we need to let go. That’s the beauty of life – you can love, let go and start over.

I remember my first love (and I cringe), I don’t regret it but I also don’t mourn for it. You can never truly move on unless you truly let go. If it doesn’t work out with your first love, that’s okay. Be grateful because when the right person does come along, your first love will be like your first kiss – irrelevant.