They say no one will love you until you learn to love yourself. I once had a counselor tell me that I had to have my runway cleared for the right plane to safely land. And to that I say “Was the runway my vagina?” I don’t know what she really meant by that but what she was trying to say was no one will ever love you until you learn to love yourself. What if I never learn to love myself? What if I cannot clear the runaway before that plane can land? There are too many planes on this runway! Leave! I have to clear it so the right plane can land on my runway. and I say that there is too much baggage and too many people on this runway that I can’t clear it enough for this plane to actually land. As a teenager I really didn’t think I had a future. I never saw myself with a husband or even a boyfriend for that matter because I thought i could never learn to love myself My counselors would say “Learn to love yourself so someone else can love you.” And that terrified me because I knew I knew that I, I couldn’t love myself enough for someone else to love me I was certain that I would never be in a relationship. Boy, was I wrong? I still don’t know how to love myself but in February, 2014 a boy told me he loved me …and I kissed him and I said: ‘Say it again.’ and he did And I said: ‘Say it again!’ and he did. And I said: ‘Say it again!’ and he laughed at me but I was just like, I was so amazed that someone could actually love me. And I said: ‘Say it again!’ and he hasn’t stopped saying it for over a year but I still tell him: ‘Say it again.’ ‘Cause I wanna hear it, I wanna hear out of his mouth ’cause people told me no one can ever love me because I don’t love myself because I am depressed. I have dealt with the pressure since I was in 8th grade.