About the “L” Word


Let’s talk about love. Who invented it?!

There I was minding my business, trying to create a masterpiece of my life, and out of nowhere I fell in love.

I don’t know how or when it happened. I don’t know why it happened, but it did.

But seriously.

The last few years have been a rush. A rush in trying to figure out who I am and where I want to be. And with who. And with the right timing. And the right feelings. And the right job. Just the right everything.

I was trying to control it ALL. It got to the point where it all disappeared. Well, kinda.

My life has evolved into one for the books (aka my blog- which happened on its own as well; the things in my life have a mind of their own. I don’t know).

I sit again in reflection. I remember the ultimate surrendering I decided to do at the beginning of last year. I remember the pain. I remember crying. I remember the smiles and the laughter. I remember educating myself. I completely remember loving myself enough to believe in myself and embrace the faith that others had in my dreams.

I also remember deleting all of my dreams in a state of panic.

Because I couldn’t figure out why if I loved myself so much did I allow myself to be so vulnerable. So open. So free. So damn in love…with everything…

And to love another person. To love other people. Love is amazing. One just never knows what to do, what to say, how to help, or just how to be there. You breathe and work through it.

Everything always works out because love is at the core of all. It’s the strength that connects individuals and also breaks us apart.

It is overused and misunderstood (cue Musiq Soulchild – Teach Me). It is beautiful. It is emotional (and here comes Rihanna – Love Without Tragedy). And it is cleansing and renewing.

In all I’ve done and tried to accomplish, one thing I’ve learned is that love, like all other things in life, requires balance and patience. It is a strong motivating force. It is the motivation behind HolLife Peace.

HolLife Peace is a journey. It is developing with me, and I hope with you.

📷: John Jennings

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