Starting on the path of something new is always fun, always an adventure, and always a little scary. Especially when it’s a path you’ve been on before and one that has foiled you every time. Today I came across a quote that sort of perfectly encapsulates the way in which I walk down this particular path and why it has burned me so many times.
““I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone, but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
-Elizabeth Gilbert, author Eat, Pray, Love.
I have hope that this time the path will be different and that this time my sincere optimism meets reality. But only time will tell.