Romantic love is a beautiful thing. However, having gone through this recent experience, I realize how quickly I let my guard down. Moreover, if I were honest with myself, I would admit that I was in love with the idea of being in love, which caused me to overlook certain things. I guess what I am saying is that there were warning signs in the beginning that the relationship might not possible work. I chose to ignore them. I was and in many ways still am a hopeless romantic. Moving forward, I need to be more reserved and less reckless with my feelings. As such, I am going to try my hardest not to be so easily charmed and remember that words without actions are just empty promises, which ultimately leads to a stay in heartbreak hotel. This is some place I never want to be again.