“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” -Maya Angelou
She said it best. No matter what I’ve been through in relationships, I always had hope, courage, and faith to try for love one more time. It wasn’t always like that though. I’m human, and my marriage hit me into some of my darkest days that I hope I will never have to relive ever again. At a young age, the first man in my life that I ever loved and trusted had broken my heart because I witnessed it and heard it; my dad was unfaithful to my mom. I was confused for a long time, and I just couldn’t understand how someone could do that. I blamed a lot of my failed relationships because of my dad. I’m older and wiser now with a psych degree (haha), so I’m more aware of who I am, why I am me, and how to be me without blaming my past and having it dictate my relationships. Every day I find myself feeling and knowing that I’m changing for the better. I’m growing, loving, and understanding myself. To be this consciously aware of who I am is all part of making me a better person for myself and for the love of my life.