December 3, 2022Lifelong Learning

#41: When the Feelings Fade

Love is a decision, not just an emotion.

Don't quote me on that—I might've just seen that on a Pinterest wallpaper or a Hallmark card.

But as cliche as it sounds, I'm starting to believe it. Our emotions change—there are highs and lows. Kind of like roller coasters. And these emotions, while strong, are unpredictable.

That's why love (the lasting kind) doesn't just hold space for warm, fuzzy feelings—it also holds us accountable and responsible, urging us to grow beyond our comfort zones and into the unknown, beyond ourselves.

All kinds of love—for our God, friends, family, and craft—require not only the fireworks of excitement but also the commitment when all the feelings start to fizzle.

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Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm Kishly, a cheerleader of creatives and copywriter turned marketing strategist. Bookmark this blog to read my daily atomic essays on marketing, compassionate productivity, creative living, and lifelong learning. Or subscribe to Process, my weekly-ish newsletter for young adults (and the young at heart) in pursuit of wisdom and wonder. ✨

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