What if you had to cup your hands in your face every time you saw someone you were attracted to? Your vision of being together is just too much to bear. You’re not too sure how you’d sustain the happiness of someone so beautiful to you. Would it be as magnificent as they say it is to live with the love of your life? Would you stress out because of the pressure to impress? Would maintaining your ways of life be intimidating and/or cumbersome? Love should not be a daily chore or a tick to check off on a to-do list, should it be? But say you are ready. Say your face is free and hands are by your sides. You’re not afraid to see yourself in a few years’ time. You’re interested in seeing, feeling what your life would be like with him or her by your side, inseparable from your self-image. There would be so many benefits to that, would there not be? If courage possessed you, you would walk up to that spectacular being and tell them how you felt. You would win, because you made the attempt to do something miraculous. But what if they, themselves, aren’t ready to hear the truth? What if you catch them by surprise? Would awkwardness ensue? Would defeat rain down upon you and wash away any scent of victory? Would you return to your too-shy ways? It is not up to anyone but yourself to try to live the life that you want. All you can ever do is try if you want to see any kind of success at all. That happens after the fact, the leap. You’ll catch yourself if you fall, learn, and try again. You’ll try again, and again, and again. You’ll succeed at something, or maybe nothing at all. The point is to try. When you identify your love, when you find the life that you want, wander toward it however you can. The end result is never completely in your hands, but the means to get there almost always is. You’ve more power than you think you have. We all are only one perpetual step away from what it is that we truly desire.