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An open love letter to my boyfriend

Since my boyfriend and I have been together for five years and today it’s our 5-year anniversary,  I’m going to write an open letter to him. So, here it goes. Woah, I’m so nervous, I have never done this before…

Hi honey! I love you,

Love,

Me (a.k.a. your girlfriend)

Nah, just kidding, I tend to joke when I’m nervous, please don’t leave my blog! Keep reading!

Hi honey, I know this must be weird but I promise you that I won’t reveal anything or do anything to embarrass you. I love you so much and I’m pretty sure you already knew that, but I think that after five years a simple “I love you” just won’t cut it anymore. So that’s why I thought that writing you an open letter and letting everyone know how much I love you could be a pretty cool gift. It’s been 5 years since we started this awesome, beautiful relationship and a lot had happened to us. We changed a lot and we grew up together, we became stronger. We had to face a lot of bullshit and we had to learn a lot of awful things by ourselves. I’m not gonna lie to you, there were times where I thought that maybe you’ll get tired of me because everything that was happening to us was so intense and I was being a little extra and a little intense… but those awful things happening to us instead of coming between us, they came at us and we faced them as a team. It actually made us stronger.

Like I said, I know sometimes I can be a little extra, I can cry a little too much and I can feel a lot of stuff and react to it, but you figured me out. You learned to understand me like no one does. And I love you so much for that because I can finally be myself, I can be myself around you and I know that I won’t be judged and most of the time you’ll understand me. And feeling that way it’s something so amazing that I can’t even try to put into words; so thank you.

Being with you these past five years has been an amazing journey. The amount of love and understanding you give me pretty much every day is overwhelming. These past few years had been the happiest time of my life and I want you to know that.

Also, I’m so happy that YOU are my significant other because I couldn’t be any happier that it’s someone like you. Why? Because you are the best human being on the planet: you are kind, you are smart, and you are so funny and thoughtful. Also, you are so handsome, OMG don’t get me started on that one.

I love my relationship with you, I love the fact that we can be together and we can be ourselves. I love the fact that we share some interest but we don’t share all of them. I love that when I’m with you sometimes I feel like I’m by myself and I feel free. I love that you love me the way I am; with all my faults and imperfections. I love that you love how random I am, how I get passionate about things and how my eyes brighten up when I want to do something silly.

I love how much you love me and I love loving you. Because loving you is one of the best things I have ever experienced. I love how thoughtful you are, I love how we can talk about anything and still understand each other, even if we don’t agree. I love that you are not afraid of trying new things, I love how passionate you get about things you like and I love you. That’s it. I love you. I love all of you.

I only hope that our relationship keeps growing stronger as time passes. I want to keep experiencing new things in life with you by my side. Thank you for these past five years and for many, many more…

I love you so much.

Me.

Ok, that was intense guys. I wasn’t joking when I said I was a little extra and intense, see?

Anyway, I hope you guys liked how open and honest I was and I hope my boyfriend doesn’t leave me after I wrote a two-page public love letter to him. What was I thinking?

So guys, what do you think? Are you in a relationship? Would you ever write a public letter to your significant other?  What was your favorite anniversary gift to give? And to receive?

I would love to read all your comments so please leave me a comment in the comment section below. Also, if you are new to ITBC please feel free to check the rest of the blog out and also please subscribe to my blog or follow me on any of my social media listed on the left so you’ll be notified whenever I post new content on the blog.

Thank you so much for reading this, I really appreciate it!

-L.S.

 

 

Spring is here!

No, I’m not wrong, spring has just begun here where I live (in Buenos Aires, Argentina) and even though it started a couple weeks ago I still wanted to ramble a little bit about how much I love spring. So here we go:

Spring is here and I couldn’t be any happier! I love spring, is my favorite season ever.

I don’t know what it is, and I’m going to write this even though I’ll probably sound crazy and cheesy, but beside allergies (I am VERY allergic to a lot of stuff), every time this season starts, love and happiness are in the air! I wake up happy because when I wake up in the morning, the sun is already up! It’s not too cold but also it’s not too hot. There is a nice breeze and everything you’ll need for the rest of the day is a nice hoodie and you’ll be good to go.

I can feel like almost every animal is happier, the birds chirp louder and everything looks so alive. The air smells so cozy and warm. I can’t even try to describe it. And maybe I like spring because it seems like the beginning of the Swan Song of the year. You start to feel like the year is coming to an end and to me it means that I’m closer to achieving my goals, which makes me so happy. Also, it means we are getting closer to my favorite holiday (Christmas) and that makes me so excited!! OMG, I love Christmas so much.

I have a lot of fond memories during springtime, when I think about previous years I remember that I was happy at this time of the year. Also, I started dating the love of my life five years ago around this time. And a lot of TV shows are returning and beginning and that’s always good news!

So I guess you could say that I have a million reasons to love spring but I have to say that I really don’t know what it is but the minute I start smelling spring in the air and the weather starts to feel a little warmer something clicks in me and I feel really happy.

I don’t really know why but I wanted to write about how happy spring makes me. I know it sounds weird and pointless but with so many awful things happening on the Earth right now it’s nice to think and write about things we like and things we love; it makes the world feel a little bit warmer.

Ok, my “I love spring” show is over, how do you feel about springtime? Do you like it? Do you have that same feeling about a season?  Which is your favorite season?  I would love to read your answers in the comment section! If this is your first time visiting Ideas That Build Cities please feel free to check the rest of the blog out and subscribe so you’ll be notified when I write something new! And if you don’t like giving away your email address that’s ok, you can follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, where you’ll be able to see whenever I post new content.

Anyway, I hope I see you next time…bye!

-L.S.

 

Valentine’s Day: What I think about it. 

Since tomorrow is Valentine’s Day I thought it would be cool if I wrote something about it. So here I am: writing.

So, what about tomorrow? It’s just another day, right? But somehow everyone manages to make it feel so special. It’s like for just a day love is literally in the air. Everyone is talking about love, but somehow it gets tainted.

Don’t get me wrong, I like Valentine’s Day and I don’t have anything against it. It just seems so weird that just one single day can have such an impact on people. I mean it’s just a day. There is no difference between February 14th or February 20th, but somehow couples seem so much more in love on the 14th than on the 20th. Lonely people feel more alone  on the 14th than on the 20th. Where does that come from? Well, let me tell you something… it’s in our minds.  There’s a build up during this month. They start playing those romantic classics on the TV: Titanic, The Notebook, Pretty Woman, etc. There are hearts everywhere you look when you go out for a walk. The stores, don’t get me started on the stores: everything is pink, white and red. Everything is about what you buy for your special loved one in order to make her/him feel special. The music that sounds on the stores talks about love. Even we have Valentine’s Day specials on our TV shows.

Everyone is talking about this day, about having or not having a special someone. And well, unless you have a strong mind, it’s impossible to stop all these things from getting under your skin. And that’s what makes you think you need to buy gifts for your loved one or you have to have a loved one. It makes you think that you have to do something on that day. That it doesn’t matter if you do awesome things during the whole year. If you don’t do something on the 14th… you are a bad lover. I think we need to change that.

I think we don’t need gifts, they are nice, of course. I personally like receiving gifts, but I like them during the whole year. If your loved one can’t buy you a gift for Valentine’s day because he/she doesn’t have the money right now, that doesn’t make him/her a bad boyfriend/girlfriend. I think gifts are nice, but not mandatory. We have to learn that since this special day is in our minds, we shall perceive this as a personal reminder: maybe, if you can afford a gift, buy him/her something that says “I love you, thank you for being the way you are and loving me the way you do” but also do something nice and try to do that every now and then during the whole year. It doesn’t have to be a diamond. Not even chocolates. Maybe a little something made with origami. What’s important is that you take the time to do something and that you do that often, because love is love and you don’t have to wait a whole year to show it.

And what about loneliness? Well, that’s though. I know, I’ve been there several times. Since this whole day is in your mind try to remember: It’s just a day. There is nothing special unless you make it special. Wanna make it special? Then make this day all about you or your friends. Love yourself. Surround yourself with people you love or go and treat yourself. Be happy to have you as your companion. Because having someone special to share this day is great, but being happy and at peace with yourself: it’s amazing.

This day, and any other day, you have to try to be happy and at peace. Tell the people you love that you love them. And don’t do it because is Valentine’s Day, do it because as any other day, love should be in the air. This day is special as longs as you allow it, it doesn’t have to have power over you. You are the one that has the power to make it special, as long as you want it.

I would love to know what are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day! Do you agree with me? Do you think I’m completely wrong? Let me know in the comment section below and tell me what you think! I would love to see you next time… bye!