Being fully in love with someone doesn’t happen overnight; it takes months and even years of effort and commitment to get to that point. While the term “love at first sight” might make you think otherwise, that initial feeling tends to even out over time. People often confuse lust and love, but lust happens fast and ends just as quickly, whereas true love lasts after the honeymoon phase is over.
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
Modern illustrator and Periscope star, Amanda Oleander, found her one true love in 2015. Since then, she’s been illustrating her relationship with creative drawings and sharing it with the world on her website and Instagram. She shows what goes on in relationships behind closed doors, so the illustrations have an element of familiarity for those of us in committed relationships.
HERE ARE SOME OF HER DRAWINGS THAT REVEAL WHAT BEING FULLY IN LOVE IS REALLY LIKE:
1. BEING COUCH POTATOES TOGETHER IS ONE OF THE BEST PARTS OF BEING FULLY IN LOVE WITH SOMEONE.
2. “I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU.”
3. “AS THE YEARS PASS BY I FEEL MY ROOTS GROWING INTERTWINED WITH YOURS. SHARING OUR LIVES AND LOVE HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS I HAVE EXPERIENCED SO FAR.”
4. “NEVER ENOUGH GOODBYE KISSES.”
Those of you who have ever been fully in love with someone can relate to this. You just want to spend forever in their arms, but obligations and responsibilities keep you apart.
5. “THIS IS HOW I FEEL WHEN I’M CUDDLING WITH MY LOVE. IT’S LIKE A MAGIC FORCE FIELD SURROUNDS US WHEN WE ARE CLOSE TOGETHER. IT FEELS AS IF NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN BECAUSE OUR LOVE FORCE FIELD IS IN FULL EFFECT.”
6. BEING APART FEELS LIKE A LIFETIME, BUT FEELING YOUR EMBRACE MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER.
(Notice the dog’s grossed out expression. He just doesn’t get it.)