Love is tricky. We can give someone all of us; everything that we are and they can simply pick up and leave without giving us a second thought. Once they’re gone it feels as if there is no light left inside of us, only darkness. The hope that we once had for a lasting love is now gone and everything that we once were belongs to them. How do we reclaim our light and restore our faith in the idea of a lasting love? I believe it starts with self. We were people with ideas, energy and love to share before they walked into our lives, so we must remember these things after they’re gone. The next time love comes our way we must remember: if it does not nurture us then it is starving us. Let’s stray away from starvation and find love that gives us the nutrients for a better tomorrow.