I’m not perfect. I do not know everything. And I’m not always right. But one thing is for sure, every single person we come across in our life changes us. It might be in the smallest way possible or the largest way possible— either way, they change us. You may choose to believe this or disregard it completely, whichever you choose… understand that this is MY perspective on things and is not meant to apply to EVERY individual.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to sort of slow things down and sit back and reevaluate my life. Where I’ve been, who I am now, where I wanna go. And I’ve realized that in the retelling of my short life, there are numerous stories I continue to repeat over and over again. For those of you who know me well, you can probably tell which ones I’m talking about— the ones that deal with boys. The boys OF my life. The ones who have left some sort of footprint (or at least memory) with me that I can look back at and smile. Young ones, old ones, foine ones, mediocre ones, short ones, tall ones, gay ones, straight ones, and ones who’s sexuality is still kind of confusing. Regardless of who they were, where they were in life, or how I knew them… one thing they all shared in common was that they adored me. It’s taken a while to fully accept this idea because I always believed that perhaps I was just an instrument they used in an attempt to get with another gal pal (or guy pal) of mine. But in retrospect, I share more ‘sweet love’ stories with them then some of the long-term couples I already know.
The shocking part of this all? I’ve never really dated any of them. In fact, I’m almost 25 and have never had a boyfriend. Usually, this would come as a shock at first followed by a sympathy look.. but the truth is, I’m fine with it. Who needs a sappy love story or complicated relationship when I’ve already shared so many with these fine young men? So with that said, I’ve decided to share some of these ‘love’ stories with you. Those of you who already know them, just skip it. Those who haven’t… here I go….