There’s an old line of advice that people give out when others find themselves with a broken heart; love will come to you when you stop looking for it. I, the hopeless romantic that I am took that literally for a long time. What I didn’t realize was that that statement doesn’t just apply to love, it applies to life. Things always happen when you least expect them, whether it is meeting a new friend, finding the perfect job or discovering your new favorite song. Life happens while you’re living it, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t question things.

How do you know when it’s okay to let down your guard and trust someone? What has to happen? I believe that there’s always a moment when the line gets crossed and if you can’t think of that moment, then it hasn’t happened yet. It’s not easy to let someone new in, but if you have the courage to do so, it can be inspiring. I was recently inspired by someone in ways that I had long forgotten and it is nice to be able to feel that way again. Everyone who comes into our lives has a purpose, whether it be minute or profound. Everyone is there for some reason to help you discover something new about yourself…or something old.

My issues with trust stem deep. In the past I’ve tried to pretend that they didn’t exist, but that’s the thing with trust issues…they always resurface. I’ve learned to accept the fact that they are there and the causes of them, and deal with them instead of pushing them away. This way, they breathe instead of fester.

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