Love is all around us. Some people are bold enough to confess their attractions but for others like Lara Jean, it can be a bit difficult. If you’re a shy, quiet, romantic, loyal, kind & caring person who confesses their attraction by writing, you are like Lara Jean. Laura Jean is shy and scared to tell people her true feelings. She was afraid because the more people you let in, the chances of them walking away increased.
If you’ve ever seen the film, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, you would know that Lara Jean wrote five love letters to boys she loved. Her intentions were never to send it but she needed an outlet to confess her feelings. One day, all of the letters were sent to those boys and they all asked her about it. Lara Jean wasn’t the one who sent them but someone else invaded her privacy and sent them for her. Both parties remained calm during the confrontation but for Lara Jean, it was embarrassing and she felt like climbing under a rock.
She didn’t want to be rejected by the people she loved, no one does but she tried her best to maintain the situation.
One of the boys was Peter, he wanted to have a fake relationship with her in order to get Jen, Peter’s ex, jealous enough that she’d want to get back together with him. Lara Jean and Peter even wrote a contract so they knew the rules of the relationship. Along the way, Peter developed real feelings for Laura Jean but she didn’t know.
She also had real feelings for Peter but didn’t want to tell him. If she did, that means she would have something to lose. If she didn’t tell him, it wouldn’t hurt as much because their relationship wasn’t even real.
We can all relate to Lara Jean. We’ve all had crushes/loved people we didn’t want to tell because they might not feel the same about us. We’ve all acted awkward around our crushes but that’s natural. Some people write about their feelings through journal entries, poetry or even songs. We may even post them online in hopes they read/listen to it to see if they feel the same.
Lara Jean may have been terrified but it worked out for her in the end. She had a relationship with Peter and she was happy. All it takes is for us to have the courage to say our true feelings because you never know if it’ll work out or not. Love can be scary but do you want to live your life without taking risks? It’s true, the more people you let in, the chances of them leaving may increase but don’t look at the end goal. Enjoy the present and appreciate the fact that they are in your life right now.