There was a time when I was hopeful. There was a time when I was open to love.
That is exactly what made the person I am today.
So, if you are ever wondering why my walls are so high up, or why the gate to my heart is locked with more than million padlocks, hear me out.
I am guarded because I’ve been hurt. I know you are probably thinking to yourself, “Oh, come on. We’ve all been hurt” … But I swear to you, this is different. I’ve been hurt in ways that you cannot even begin to imagine. And it is not like I didn’t get up on my own. I did find my way out of the gutter many times. But for some reason, I kept believing in people. I kept believing in love. I was a fool who no matter how many times got hurt, always chose to wear their heart on the sleeve.
Those choices created the person I am today.