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A month ago, I got a bracelet from my boyfriend and it said: "explore". My first thoughts on it were okay we have been everywhere in the past 9 months of being together. That’s cute because we always “exploring” something. Then I got to thinking ... explore means to travel in or through in order to learn about or familiarize oneself with it. We have been doing that ever since we met each other on October 29, 2016.

When you are exploring someone, you tend to make your own roadmap. Once you have your roadmap, you find yourself searching for more things to learn about that person. You want to know everything about them. What makes them mad, happy, sad. How the small things can make them happy.

BUT you have to know how to be happy before you can make somebody else happy. I found myself this morning noticing that I haven't taken the time out to know myself anymore. I've been so caught up in the