Don’t fall for the adventurous girl.
She doesn’t form close relationships with many people because she understands the feeling of love and loss. When she bounces around between places and events, she enjoys deep conversations in which she can enhance her intellect, but she chooses to distance her heart. As long as she distances herself, she doesn’t feel the tremendous impact from each loss. She enjoys only staying in one place for a short period of time because she knows she will not grow attached, and she can gain new experiences from each new place.
She is at first skeptical when she meets you because she has been left before. It’s nothing you did, but, rather, something someone else has previously done. She once put her all into someone who could not handle her divine intensity. Because of this, she does not take trust lightly.
She doesn’t threaten you. No, it’s not a violent type of intensity. Rather, it’s the way she tries hearing the truth between each breath and the way she tries seeing the hurt through your eyes. She understands pain, and she understands happiness. They coincide with each other in each day she lives.
She gets easily bored by the typical dinner-and-a-movie dates. While the sun is shining and the grass is swaying, she wants to cover each step of earth in which her bare feet leave warm footprints. When the moon gently replaces the sun, she wants to let her eyes wander through the swirling paths of the stars. She feels a gravitational pull toward feeding her wanderlust. Because of this, she wishes to see new places out of her comfort zone.
She will take you to new places. Not only will you see novel landscapes and vivid horizons, but she’ll also show you the beauty in the everyday places you see without her. Then, when she is no longer with you, you’ll taste her deep untamable spirit as though it is blood on the roof of your mouth. Its bitterness will remind you of how she held your hand through each new chapter of your lives together, but then soon left.
She belongs to no one. Her family and friends are important to her, and they remain at the top of her list, but she also understands the concept of letting loved ones go. She knows she was brought up to be the strong, fierce woman she is, and she will use these qualities to venture into the world. Her family and friends understand her definite need for anything against the norm, and they’ve prepared themselves for the time when she chooses to fly on her own.
She doesn’t sit back while someone else takes the lead. She enjoys exploring on her own and if someone else chooses to accompany her, then she enjoys this, too. She does not, however, enjoy sitting back while someone else takes on his own battles and explorations. She believes if someone else can pursue his dreams and his ambitions, then she should do the same. If it’s meant to be, then they will meet up once their travels reach a close, and they will share their tales of adventure.
She seems as though she is too stubborn to settle down. This term of “settling down” is precisely why she refuses to date someone who believes in this societal norm. In her eyes, when she finds the right person, she won’t feel as though she’s settling. She’ll feel as though each day presents her with a new journey to tackle and a new page for her book of adventures.
She will leave you with fond memories and a new zest for life. You will no longer look at the rain and think of everything you could do if the weather hadn’t decided to ruin your day. Instead, you’ll smell the wet grass and observe the shapes of the clouds. You’ll remember her positive outlook on life. Even when everything around her seemed chaotic or crumbling, she always found a way to smile.
She will remain in your life. You’ll remember her when her favorite song plays on the radio or you see her favorite food on the menu. You’ll remember her when you play the song you once wrote for her or you read her favorite literary quote.
You’ll remember her during those little moments in life when you least expect it. In those little moments when she was able to find the brightest sparks of life, you’ll remember her.
Lauren is a Ball State University alumna with a Bachelor's degree in English and a concentration in Creative Writing. She enjoys breakfast for dinner with a side of literary enjoyment.