Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Love Lounge: Who was your first love?

Last week, I shared a bit more about my first love -- those awkward early years, thinking we were Soul Mates and just approaching the whole thing with a high dose of sugary-sweet innocence. Today, friends, I'd love to turn the tables and ask you: Who was your first love?

Maybe he was the boy who pulled your hair on the playground. Maybe he was the boy who walked you home every day and let you use his umbrella so you wouldn't get wet. Or maybe it was the kid who sat behind you in science and made you laugh every single day by telling the craziest -- and corniest -- jokes! I think about first love a lot, about how they shape us and leave little impressions on our hearts. When you think about it, it's sort of like a road map. After all, your heart does become a road map of sorts because it shows everywhere you've been. And those little indentations people have left? Over time, they begin to tell a story, not only the story of the person you once were, but the story of the person you are because of who you left into your life -- and your heart.
So, tell me, friends: If we looked at your heart, what would we see? Who has left their mark on it? What does it look like? And, whose heart have you left your impression on? Do you think first loves are important, or not so much? xoxo

[Photos via Le Love]


  1. My first love was a boy in my 5th grade English class–he was also a costar in a number of middle school musicals and eventually the older brother of one of my best friends. He was the first boy I ever kissed, and eventually he went to jail for armed robbery.

    What can I say? 11 year old me couldn't see the future!

  2. My first crush was Sammy Sears in kindergarten. He was the cutest boy in class with green eyes and straight blonde hair and he was all mine. We played together everyday... Until Mary Kay DeLeo moved in next door to him and stole him away.

    (It's been 30 plus years and I still don't like her.)

  3. My first love was a big one - it was like movie love (for me anyway!) I was 10 and he was 11, and we met at church. It was the first (and only) time I have had an instant reaction to somebody. He walked in the room and my palms got sweaty, I couldn't breathe, I felt physically ill. And I continued to feel this way every time I saw him for the next 4 years. And then his family emigrated to New Zealand and I never saw him again. I 'stalked' him on Myspace a few years ago (when Myspace was cool) and sent him a message - he didn't even remember me. I felt so foolish - 4 years of him being my everything and spending the subsequent years holding a torch that maybe he was my soulmate and we would be together again one day - all gone. But, it was the best kind of closure.

    On the whole, I think first loves are important and can set the tone for how you approach future relationships. They are good to look back on because they are sweet and innocent.


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