The answer for me is no… It’s not too soon for the heart-eyed smiley face. In completing my gratitude journal for the day I found myself being grateful that I’m always dedicated to being truthful with my emotions. I honor them. I love sharing them. In college I studied the British Romantics and I fell in love with them. They didn’t mince words. P.B. Shelley would try to describe the same feeling over and over again but in different ways. Not only do I honor my emotions but I try to dig through them over and over again to understand them. I love sharing them and finding new ways to express the same heart-eyes smiley. Ha!
What brings this all on? Well, I kind of met this boy and I haven’t dated in such a long time so I’m completely off my game. What do I say? When do I say it? Is it too soon? All these questions run through my head because I don’t want to mess up. Suddenly I realize that I’m best at being me and doing what I want. The heart-eyed smiley is me now so I’ll send it. Sure, I always run the risk of my feelings not being reciprocated. That’s a real risk that exists in so many of our human moments in life. But with risk comes clarity or reward. I need to be okay with both because both are extremely valuable. Luckily (with the new boy) I’ve been mostly rewarded and that feels fantastic! I think if I stay true to who I am and what I feel, I can’t go wrong. It’s not how others process me, right? At the end of my life I want to look back and know that I lived how I wanted to live.