Saving My First Kiss BY tnxxte37 Why I’m keeping confetti in my closet “Saving my first kiss” is what I strongly cherish, value and believe in. Even before having read the book, my lips are one of the things I keep untouched, purposely holding back the gift of my first kiss. This is so because, growing up, me, my cousins and my friends always talked and told stories about fairytales and how one kiss can change everything. Obviously, I grew up believing that there would be this someone special who would come along, sweep me off my feet and with Just this one kiss we would know that we were both meant for each other.
Now, definitely, having strong feelings for such a dream, I do believe that everything would be worth the wait. This definitely set my standards high. I wanted someone who’s caring, intelligent, charming, good-looking, good in sports, crazy on the dance floor, sweet with his vocals, responsible, sweet, rich, tall, practically all the positive things one girl could ever look for, name it and it was on my list. Of course, with this list, who could ever find a guy that would fit such standards or should I say, requirements, right?
Before continuing, I would like to share how one of the main reasons why I believe n waiting for the right person so much is also because of my cousin, ate Mae. She introduced me to practically everything I know tackling social life. She was the one who brought me along to parties, bars, out-of-towns, out-of-the-country trips, escapades and a lot more. She opened up my eyes to see the reality of things and how modern days are. I was like her mentee and she was my mentor.
With her, I felt so much open to the world and liberated. I had the time of my life with the experiences and encounters I had with her. And yet to think, despite all those xperiences and vices, she still remained pure in mind, heart and body. She was branded as the “NBSB” or more known as “no-boyfriend-since-birth” and was also known among her “barkada” or clique as the “virgin-from-head-to-toe” and the “never been kissed” girl. She became my “hero” ever since then, the person IVe been looking up to.
To think, she’s now married to her first and last everything with their first-born son, Iago and happier than ever. Now, back to the book, “Saving my first kiss, why I’m keeping confetti in my closet” was a gift for my sweet sixteen, given by her and it meant much more knowing that IVe gotten it from her. It stood as like our promise that we would stand by for each other, never give up and always believe that in this life, anything is possible, especially when you believe.
I have chosen a few excerpts from the book that pretty much sums up the whole relationship that could fade, I’m learning how to fill my life with things that can bring true contentment things that will last forever. Instead of defining myself by the number of boyfriends, dates, kisses that I have had (or, haven’t had), I’m finding that my true identity comes from being a daughter of God. Although it often seems impossible to move beyond ‘Never Been Kissed,’ I know that I must seek to do so.
No matter how much my loneliness consumes me, I must strive to get past it. I must become more than my dating status. Despite my inexperience in romance, life doesn’t seem empty anymore. And even though I’m still waiting to be kissed, I understand what it is to feel like a treasure. “, “Possibly more than anything else, longing for romance can make us lose sight of opportunities at the roadside. Because the idea of having a significant other is so exciting to us, it’s easy to let omance be the only thing we look for in life. and “When we step back and begin to see the big picture, everything changes. We start to see the color in other areas. As we become less focused on romance, we are able to watch as God fills different places of our lives. ” A book that is very fun to read and makes you eager to know more not Just all about saving your “first kiss” but also about a lot of things in a girl’s life. Talking about relationships, love life and first kisses, and also all about finding out who we really are and finding happiness where we least expected to look.
To think, she created this idea of having a party as a way for celebrating not only for her first “unpuckering and presenting of her lips to Mr. Right” but also for the time that she waited, found happiness in more important things and valuing her whole being. She made waiting for that someone special fun, interesting and shockingly addictive. It gives us the slap in the face that most girls need nowadays to realize that happiness lies within us and we’re Just blinded by the idea of happiness coming only from the opposite sex and the reality of it all is that we are all happy and we Just ave to see it.
Seeing the good things in life, seeing the beauty of life, being able to love life and not live love. Nowadays, who wouldVe thought that was possible right? Lisa’s book and ate Mae’s story gave me the strength to keep strong with my dreams and hold on tight because one day I’ll know that everything was worth the wait. This essay is my original work. I have included a bibliography citing all the sources I studied in order to write it. This assignment is formatted according to the Academic Guide. Beatrice DG. Rodrigo February 19, 2010
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