Cole Swindell has always been one of my favorite artists, and even more so now after the release of his newest song, “Break Up In The End”.
In case you haven’t heard it, (which, if you haven’t, give it a listen like, YESTERDAY, because it’s the greatest), but on the off chance you haven’t, Cole sings about his experiences with an ex-girlfriend, telling the story of the great times they had. He says he would still choose her; choose them, over and over even if he knew they were going to eventually break up.
From the first time I heard this song, I knew it was going to put, and keep, me in my feels. Having recently gotten out of a relationship, I can one hundred percent relate to this song and every word Swindell sings.
Obviously, going into any relationship you never know the outcome. Most people can agree that if you knew you would break up, there would be no sense to get into the relationship in the first place, however I would disagree.
Even if I had known the outcome, I would have still chosen to be with him in that relationship.
Not only did I have some of the most special moments of my life that I will always hold dear to my heart, I learned so much about myself and experienced so much personal growth in our time together.
I’m a firm believer that whatever is meant to be, will be, no matter how long and windy the road to the destination is. Living by that, I would without a doubt choose him time and time again. When you love someone, you cannot regret time you had with them. There really shouldn’t be any regrets regardless.
I can confidently say that I love that boy, and I would continue to choose him regardless of the outcome. After all, that’s what love is, right? You choose the person you love until the choice isn’t yours anymore. Who cares that your heart is on the line? Isn’t love worth that?
Ultimately, heartbreak is an inevitable part of life, so it’s so important to choose to live in the moment and be happy with what (and who) you have, while you still have it. I may not be with him, but even if I had the choice I would still choose him time and time again.
When it comes to love, there really is no choice. You don’t get to go back to “choose” if you knew the outcome wouldn’t be what you had hoped. You only get to choose to love that person while you have them, and love them even when they’re gone.
At the end of the day, what is meant to be really will find a way. In the meantime, love what you have and enjoy it- even if you break up in the end.