She'll always remember her first love.
He gave her world the emotions that she thought only existed in romance novels and Hallmark movies.
She smiled more around him and found that she didn’t really care that she laughed too loud or that she was ten pounds heavier than she wanted to be.
He loved her just the way she was, so the way she was was fine by her.
But when he left, she realized that he wasn’t the only thing missing from her life anymore.
She was missing the love that she'd had for herself.
When she fell in love with a guy before she fell in love with herself, his inevitable exit from her life left a gaping hole that she could've never seen coming.
She looks in the mirror and instead of seeing the beautiful person that she is, she sees that her skin isn’t flawless and that she has stretch marks on her hips.
When she takes selfies, she can only see that her face isn’t perfectly symmetrical.
She finds that she's self-conscious about speaking out in groups. She worries that she laughs too loud or that her jokes aren’t really funny.
She realizes that she doesn’t love herself... at all.
Yes, that guy was great and he made her feel things that she had only dreamt of feeling, but even he couldn’t make her realize that she was complete.
Her first love should've been herself because she was a whole person without him and she will be a whole person even if he’s gone.
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