So… one of my best friends just told me she spent her whole morning reading my entire Tumblr. And she told me she has always been glad I made it through that awful breakup, she had never felt proud of me for it, until she read the posts I wrote as I was working my way through it. That was dope. I mean, I’ve posted on here that I’ve had strangers tell me that they felt like they were going through it with me, or inspired by the story or whatever. And that was some cool shit. I just wrote through it because, that was all I could do. But to have a friend say she is proud of me, I don’t know. It jut did something for me today. Then she says she can’t wait until I’m in love again. And THAT’S what really got me thinking. It’s no secret that I love LOVE. I have a big heart, and I wear it on my sleeve. I know and appreciate that love is amazing, that it’s healing, that it’s powerful. I love to see people IN LOVE. It’s always pure, and awesome to behold. To be around. But I’ve never been told by somebody else that they can’t wait until I’M in love. It kinda tripped me out. She said that’s when I’m at my best. That “Chariell in love is like a Supernova.” I suppose that might be true. That I’m like a supernova. But I don’t know that I feel like I have to be in love with a person to be at my best. I’m in love with life and I’m in love with me. I mean, I REALLY am. It’s cliche sometimes and people just say it to say it, but I truly am in love with the person I’ve become over the past few years. I feel like I’m at my best right now! I know how I am when I’m in love with a man. Or, should I say, how I WAS. I’ve changed drastically since the last time I was in love with somebody else. At this point, it was years ago. I don’t know what the new me is going to look like in love. But Supernova’s a good start, I suppose. I’ll tell you one thing. I can definitely wait for it to come. I’m not looking for love. It’ll come to me when the universe knows I’m 100% ready. I can’t say that I am. I might be. I don’t know. I’ll get close to thinking I might be ready to find out if I’m ready to be in love again, then I’ll run into some bumps on the dating road and pull back over. It took a looooooooooooooong time to rebuild this heart of mine, it’s more precious to me now that it’s ever been. It’s not fragile, but I’m a little cautious. When it’s time for me to get back into the fast lane and throw caution to the wind, I’ll know. Being in love is beautiful. The most incredible feeling ever. It will happen for me again when it’s supposed to.