Love is more than a 4-letter word

Are we prepared for what the future holds for us? Can we identify our strengths in life? How can we answer these questions if we don’t learn from our own mistakes? We have this strange ability to learn the hard way, to learn by making bad decisions. We listen to the voice whispering inside our hearts, telling us to trust and confide. Every day, we wonder about the outcome and we repeat the process. Veni, vidi, vici.

I remember clearly the day I met the girl of my dreams. We enjoyed our time together and I loved her very much, but things don’t always turn out the way we want. She left with someone else because I was not the person she was looking for. It was hard and my heart didn’t take it lightly; I cried and wondered why.

Our hearts can take many hits in life, and we will recover from them because we are never alone in this path. Some may say that the secret formula and remedy for our heartaches is time, friends and family will always be there to cheer for our next goal in mind.

My heart learned its lesson and it was ready for the next chapter to be written, so I fell in love and gave everything I had because that’s the only way I know. She was the one and I said: “yes, I do”. We got married and we lived happily ever after. What are the rules for “ever after”? It involves two willing to do and give anything for a relationship to work out like symmetry. In case I didn’t mention it, the end was near and I had to accept that happiness does not involve three.

I couldn’t stop thinking why things happened this way. After all, I am not the only character in this story; I am only telling it from my point of view. I can’t be selfish and have someone by my side when the magic is not there anymore. I blame myself for what happened but we were probably too young and innocent.

Heartbroken again, yet alive; I concentrated in my happiness and education because the more you learn, the better prepare in life you will become. While love is tough and experiences enriching, my heart is ready to give all the love I have because that’s the only way I know. I think I found a new love but patience and dedication will tell me more.


Alvaro Rodriguez

I am from Colombia and I am very proud to be from that beautiful country. One of my great passions is life because I have walked this path by sharing it with amazing people. People that have taught me to see the world in a very different way. Extraordinary individuals have showed me what I have never could discover by myself. I am an eager reader of science, poetry, politics, and music (yes, the meaning and composition of song lyrics). I have a great appreciation for art, languages, and the expression of everyone's perspective seen from the lens of a camera. I love Astronomy and one day I will be in space. I am a Research Scientist in Corrosion Engineering and writing is a great way for me to tell the world how I feel.

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