She connected with this beautiful soul on the other side of the world and needed to learn every detail of his life, his mind, and his heart. They got to know every piece of each other quickly, setting their barriers to the side and being fearless in the pursuit of knowledge for each other. She showed him the darkest parts of her soul and he bared his. She tried to show him the worst first, to see if he would stick around. But they both knew he wasn’t going anywhere. He was hers from day 1, and she was his. She questioned his motives and tested him to the point where a lesser man would have walked away, but not the one meant for her. He stayed and put up with her bullshit, calming her chaos at every turn.

He could see and feel her emotions more than anyone ever could before. He noticed the slight changes in her eyes or her tone of voice. Neither of them holds anything back, because they cannot. She answers his questions before he asks them. She can feel it when he gets quiet or distant, and doesn’t let him stay that way. Are they both a little broken? Yes, but that’s beautiful too. They don’t need to fix each other, they just need to love each other’s fragments while they put themselves back together in the safe place provided by that love.

They both want the same things out of life — to live it fully, and experience all that they can. To push our boundaries and find their limits. To go on adventures and see as much of the world as possible. To face their fears and go after their dreams. They are so alike it scary. He terrifies her in a lot of ways. She’s afraid of the intensity of her feelings. She’s afraid of losing him and afraid of the unknown. She’s afraid that if she doesn’t give it a chance, she’ll regret it for the rest of her life and think about him every day until she dies. Everyone has moments in life where they have choices to make — to stay on the path they are on or forge a new one. She’s always been the type to blaze her own trail, so I guess it’s time to take another leap of faith and hope the Universe catches her.