loving fiercely

Posted by Sherry Roit on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Under: opinion piece


-blows off dust-

Love fiercely.
LOVE.
FIERCELY.

It's scary. It's difficult, because your brain gets in the way with all of those "what ifs." It signals a certain loss of control, at least in bursts.

You do it for fandoms, without thought. Why not people? Life?

Some won't understand you. They'll call it obsession. Is that so--

You know, I was about to write how obsession isn't what I'm talking about, but fuck that. Be obsessed with life. A thing. A person. A color. Whatever.

Sometimes it hurts. Often, it's rewarding. Just don't turn the obsession into a perversion of itself, ala Fatal Attraction. Or the like.

You will at times be disappointed. Because sure, you expect it in return. Big returns. Whatever you're into may let you down. That's life, toots.

LIVE IT.

We spend so much energy second guessing, and worrying, and
  WHAT
       IF-ING

That we forget to LIVE.

Love and live fiercely. Doesn't mean you must take up extreme sports. It means living your truth. Your heart. Being you. THAT is reward in itself. THAT is what we need to remember;  life owes us nothing. It's what we make of it. The payoff is IN THE LIVING OF IT. All else?

Bonus points.

Someone loves you fiercely back?

WHOO HOO! LEVEL UP BONUS!

Get it? And so on. Promotion? WHOO HOO, level up.

We always want, want, want, need, (think we) need, need, need.

JUST. BE.

But but but-- I hear you saying.

No buts! Just be.This moment. Here. now. That moment a scent comes to you along a breeze, hits your nostrils and reminds you of something fabulous. Makes you feel. Reminds you of a person, a place. Makes you SMILE. Love it. Latch onto it. Fiercely. That's how you begin. Moments. And you don't pull out your phone to photograph it just then and share with social media! You must
   
BE PRESENT.

We've forgotten that, with this 24-7 connectivity. Not everyone must share your every moment. You aren't truly living THE MOMENT if you're distracted with phones and whatnot. There will be OTHER moments you can share, if you must, with others who LOVE FIERCELY and appreciate your moments with you. They also know that IT CAN WAIT, while you just breathe it in. And if someone is with you physically, good lord! BE WITH THEM IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.

Soon you'll be greedy for it. Like you were when you were a child. Eventually it'll become a habit. You won't think, you'll-

JUST BE.
Fierce.
Fiercely you.
No apologies.

My wish for you in 2017 is that you remember how to love fiercely. *

*those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.

In : opinion piece 


Tags: love  2017 wish  life  fierce 
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loving fiercely

Posted by Sherry Roit on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Under: opinion piece


-blows off dust-

Love fiercely.
LOVE.
FIERCELY.

It's scary. It's difficult, because your brain gets in the way with all of those "what ifs." It signals a certain loss of control, at least in bursts.

You do it for fandoms, without thought. Why not people? Life?

Some won't understand you. They'll call it obsession. Is that so--

You know, I was about to write how obsession isn't what I'm talking about, but fuck that. Be obsessed with life. A thing. A person. A color. Whatever.

Sometimes it hurts. Often, it's rewarding. Just don't turn the obsession into a perversion of itself, ala Fatal Attraction. Or the like.

You will at times be disappointed. Because sure, you expect it in return. Big returns. Whatever you're into may let you down. That's life, toots.

LIVE IT.

We spend so much energy second guessing, and worrying, and
  WHAT
       IF-ING

That we forget to LIVE.

Love and live fiercely. Doesn't mean you must take up extreme sports. It means living your truth. Your heart. Being you. THAT is reward in itself. THAT is what we need to remember;  life owes us nothing. It's what we make of it. The payoff is IN THE LIVING OF IT. All else?

Bonus points.

Someone loves you fiercely back?

WHOO HOO! LEVEL UP BONUS!

Get it? And so on. Promotion? WHOO HOO, level up.

We always want, want, want, need, (think we) need, need, need.

JUST. BE.

But but but-- I hear you saying.

No buts! Just be.This moment. Here. now. That moment a scent comes to you along a breeze, hits your nostrils and reminds you of something fabulous. Makes you feel. Reminds you of a person, a place. Makes you SMILE. Love it. Latch onto it. Fiercely. That's how you begin. Moments. And you don't pull out your phone to photograph it just then and share with social media! You must
   
BE PRESENT.

We've forgotten that, with this 24-7 connectivity. Not everyone must share your every moment. You aren't truly living THE MOMENT if you're distracted with phones and whatnot. There will be OTHER moments you can share, if you must, with others who LOVE FIERCELY and appreciate your moments with you. They also know that IT CAN WAIT, while you just breathe it in. And if someone is with you physically, good lord! BE WITH THEM IN THE PRESENT MOMENT.

Soon you'll be greedy for it. Like you were when you were a child. Eventually it'll become a habit. You won't think, you'll-

JUST BE.
Fierce.
Fiercely you.
No apologies.

My wish for you in 2017 is that you remember how to love fiercely. *

*those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.

In : opinion piece 


Tags: love  2017 wish  life  fierce 
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