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  • I have always been quick to "fall in love." I do it wholeheartedly and without question or hesitation. I don't just dip a toe into the shallow end of the pool. I run for the deep end and cannonball in. At the end of each relationship, when I'm writhing in emotional pain and dealing with rejection, I consider this to be a flaw. I think that maybe if I had been more cautious or closed that I wouldn't be hurting so much at the end. But without experiencing the lowest of lows, I would not be able to experience the highest of highs. Sometimes I feel like I was born to fall in love.

    Falling in love over and over again, each time dealing with its end, has taught me many things about myself. For one, I have an open heart, that's who I am. I sometimes allow weary travelers to wipe their dirty shoes all over my heart, but I'd rather take the risk than experience nothing at all.

    I'm embracing who I am, in true style throwing caution to the wind and jumping into the deep end again. Too soon? Maybe. Will I regret it? Not a chance. How can I ever regret being who I truly am? I am an open heart.
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