Dear Mr. Melissa Blake:
I was just about to call it quits for the day and head to bed (shhh, don’t go getting any crazy ideas now, Sweetpea) and what should I find?
That’s been happening a lot to me lately. I’ve been discovering so many quotes that speak to me, and I’m not just talking about romantic ones, either. There have been plenty of quotes about love, of course, but there have also been lots of quotes about life and self-discovery and following your passion and being true to yourself and…well, I could go on, but I think you get the idea here. Suffice it to say, all that sage wisdom made me feel inspired to take on the world. Or at the very least, think about my place in it.
Which, I suppose, brings me back to this quote. I can’t help but feel like it could have been written just for us. I know this might come as a shock and be hard for you to believe, but I haven’t always been the adventurous person I am now, wherever we are when you’re reading this. Honestly, before we met, I was pretty, well ordinary and — as some may even say — rather boring. I didn’t take many risks. I didn’t feel brave enough or even confident enough to take huge leaps. And I didn’t really see the point of rolling my wheel very far outside my comfort zone. I mean, that’s why they call it a ‘comfort’ zone, isn’t it? It cozy and relaxed and familiar; you feel safe and nothing will ever surprise you or come jumping out to scare you. Honestly, since my father’s death, I sort of like cozy and predictable.
But maybe you can help me spread my wings when it comes to living a little on the wild side? No, I’m not talking about breaking the law or anything because I will always be a good girl; I’m talking about learning to live a little. Like that quote says, I want us to run together and have grand adventures. You could be the Jack to my Rose and show me a world I’ve never seen before — and I promise I’ll make room for you on that wooden door.
Because when you think about it, shouldn’t that be what marriage is all about? Making each other want to be better people, to grow, to evolve, to see life — and themselves — differently? Otherwise, what’s really the point of it all, aside from the tax deductions? I want to inspire you and I want you to inspire me. That is, after all, the definition of a true partnership, don’t you think? And I’ll settle for nothing less than that. Until we meet… xoxo
[Bottom photo via We Heart It]