How Falling in Love Changed My Outlook on Life

"At its peak, the in-love experience is euphoric. We are emotionally obsessed with each other. We go to sleep thinking of one another. When we rise, that person is the first thought on our minds. We long to be together. Spending time together is like playing in the anteroom of heaven." (The 5 Love Languages - Chapter 2 - Falling in Love, Section - The Anteroom of Heaven, page 29)

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Falling in love, twitterpation, infatuation, and butterflies; things that all hopeless romantics daydream about. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I fell head over heels for Joe and our relationship was the only thing I thought (and probably talked) about for quite a while. He was the greatest thing to ever happen to me and I couldn't have been happier.

My favorite songs to listen to changed, I didn't relate as much to the heartbroken, lamenting, power ballad songs that I usually love so much. I had a constant smile plastered to my face and I giggled a lot more than usual.

Love makes us do crazy things when we first find it. My grades suffered because I hurried through my homework so I could spend more quality time with Joe. We would wander around town for hours in the freezing cold because we liked to hold hands and chat. I watched a lot of action movies and Joe watched a lot of chick flicks, we didn't care what was playing as long as we could snuggle and hang out with each other. We would text constantly and seeing his name pop up on my phone brought a smile to my face. The second we left each other at night, we were texting again until one of us would fall asleep. And on days when our schedules didn't let us see each other, we talked on the phone until we were so tired that we couldn't form complete sentences.

I didn't have a care in the world when I was in a new relationship and I was sure nothing could ever go wrong. Too bad reality has to set in at some point, but that's another story for tomorrow's post...

How did falling in love make you feel about the world?