I would first tell myself to calm down – I know I was very anxious about the idea of “love” growing up and wanting to experience this fairytale feeling. I would tell my younger self that love is not so much a feeling as much as it a choice. A choice to constantly show up for someone even when you don’t want to, and that takes a lot of emotional maturity; something I didn’t have too much of when I was a youngin’. I would also tell myself to be open to the different packages and forms love may come in. What you thought your love was going to look like and feel like, could end up being completely different to what shows up at your feet. And it’s important to not close yourself off to something because it’s not what you originally envisioned for yourself. Keep yourself open and love will always find you.