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Maturing comes with its challenges and plenty of them. The last few months have been a bit of a whirlwind for me; and I’m sure you know the feeling. 42 dugg bag boy mill fake love was the name of the drama that I’d been watching.

The show was all about teenage love; how two people can go from being strangers to falling in love. It reminded me of my teenage years, with the hormonal drive and angst-filled moments of just trying to figure out your own emotions. But, I couldn’t help but feel that this show was really all about the smoke and mirrors of love – the ‘fake love’ that we so often encounter in real life.

The story follows the trials and tribulations of a young couple, Cactus and Flower, as their relationship blooms and wilts like the names they chose. Both cute and somewhat fitting, though it was a bit trite on the surface. But this show seemed to be filled with so much more than what meets the eye. There were moments of pure tenderness, louis vuitton outlet of blissful bliss, louis vuitton outlet of true and deep connection and of course, passion. But then there were also moments of total insecurity, of fear and of total despair.

I started to see patterns of what I had been through and seen in my own relationships in the past – the moments of euphoria and the moments of goodbye. The moments of fake love. It killed me to see it all played out in front of my eyes in the form of a drama series. It brought up old memories and feelings that I had hidden away for so long.

The characters also showed me that it’s okay to not be okay. That sometimes it’s okay to take a break from people and be alone. That love broken can heal and with time we can experience a whole new connection. That sometimes we need to take things into our own hands and stand up to those who want to take advantage of us and our own love.

It was a roller coaster of emotions and all while it made me cry, I saw the positivity in it too. Even in the broken situations, I could see the glimmer of possibility – that maybe things didn’t have to be so broken. That maybe if one chose to fight and stay true to themselves, good things could come out of it.

The show has reminded me that it’s okay to take a break, to be careful with who you choose to open up your heart to, that true love isn’t easy and it shouldn’t have to be. That love, though broken, doesn’t have to be a lost cause. That there is a beauty in the broken, too.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is, don’t give up on love. Don’t give up on yourself. Take chances, choose your battles, and your heart will thank you in the end.