This might be a bit contentious, but it has to be said: Herpes might just be an excuse. Where might you be using it as an excuse in your life? An excuse to not find the lover you deserve? An excuse to not be happy? An excuse to not live your life now? Sometimes we allow excuses to pull us away from living the life we truly think we deserve but have somehow convinced ourselves that we don’t.

It’s the ultimate self-sabotage.

What are you here to be? What are you here to do? It’s not to worry about herpes, I guarantee you that. Stop wasting time and do it.

And herpes might just seem to be the perfect reason (read: excuse) to press the pause button on life. But with a little soul-searching, you might just find out that getting herpes off your mind allows you to be present to the life that you’re living NOW. No waiting. No hoping it was different.

This might just be the loving kick in the ass you need right now.

Herpes can be a great teacher. A teacher that sex and intimacy can be one in the same and yet very different, a teacher that who we are is more important that what we have, a teacher that sometimes we create some things in our life to be way bigger deals than they actually are. What is herpes here to teach you? Learn it and get over herpes as an obstacle. Make it a ramp to what’s important to you in your life. What are you here to be? What are you here to do? It’s not to worry about herpes, I guarantee you that. (And yes, grieving has its place, but once you’ve moved past grieving, there comes a time to get out there and live!) Stop wasting time and do it. Herpes is only as powerful as you make it. You are the maker of your own destiny.

Let’s be more fair to ourselves. And with fairness comes forgiveness: to your situation and yourself.

Live your life.

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