How do you know if you're in love? This movie quote sticks with me anytime I think about being in love: "it's that can't-eat, can't-sleep, reach-for-the-stars, over- the-fence, World Series kind of stuff." (It takes two) Loving someone and being IN love with someone are two very different things in my opinion. Loving someone means you are there for someone, whatever the situation you are there to lend a helping hand, you have their back. You want the best for them in any way and you won't stop supporting them until they achieve that greatness. Now being IN love with somebody is more, more than anything you can imagine. You feel their pain, you feel the good and bad that they go through. You are consumed by their energy, you reflect one another. You are willing to do anything to make sure their happiness comes before yours. You put yourself on the back burner and you're always there to fight for your love even when things get rocky. You are them, they are you. It's you two against the world. Being in love is a whole new ball field, it's the moon and the stars and everything in between. You don't even understand it until after it happens. Now not everyone falls in love at the same time, and that's okay. Even if you're dating it might take your s/o a little more time to fully feel the effect of the love bug, but that doesn't mean you have to cover your love up. Most of us are scared of love and what it can do to us both physically and emotionally, but that is no reason to avoid it. If you feel the love then you let it out! Shout it from the rooftop! Don't hold back that love you have for someone just because others can't seem to grasp it. It's not a race, everyone will get to the finish line at their own pace. You will know, you will feel it in your soul, it will overpower any other emotion you have. I do believe you're allowed to have more than one great love in your lifetime, you're allowed to have more than one soulmate as well, but the true test of a great love is who you want next to you when all of your dreams come true, who do you want to grow old with, and talk about your day to, and wake up on Sunday morning and make pancakes while sipping coffee and then sitting on the porch looking at the trees, that is what matters the most. So don't be afraid to shine that love, your greatest love story could be closer than you think!