How To Fall In Love With Life

Reminders amid a bitter world

Isabel Orozco
3 min readJan 6, 2020


Idiosyncrasies. Those quirks, those many wonderful small things that make up a person. You know you love someone when you love their idiosyncrasies, even the more agitating ones. You remember them, celebrate them, and see how unique those details are.

It’s often difficult to see anything good in the world. We wake up to listen to dire news of animosity spreading rapidly everywhere. In addition to global issues, there are personal ones. Things happen. Life is unpredictable. Changing our own lives can be strenuous, let alone the world.

So how do you fall in love — or keep the love you have — with life? Exactly how you love others: idiosyncrasies. On the days where the world seems to be falling apart, where you’re sick of a mundane routine, or where life just seems like an endless series of exhausting events, you remember the details. The small, yet monumental aspects of being alive.

I’m going to give you a list of life’s details. There may be some that are not applicable, and many more that are, for this is subjective.

These are in no particular order:

  1. Sunsets and sunrises.We begin and end the day with paintings in the sky.
  2. Rain. The smell and sound of rain, rainy days in, driving through the rain, dancing in the rain…
  3. Smiling eyes.
  4. Movie nights.
  5. Reunions with those you love.
  6. The smell of coffee.
  7. Art. Paintings, pictures, writing, dancing, ice skating, and so, so much more.
  8. Stargazing.
  9. Courage. Courage to stand up to injustices, to be bold, to live differently, to take risks…
  10. Breakfast for dinner.
  11. Dancing.
  12. Exploring, wandering, traveling. Opening your eyes to the planet and its people.
  13. Music. Singing in the car with your family or friends. Learning to play an instrument. Concerts.
  14. Family, blood and not blood.
  15. Putting on pajamas when you get home.
  16. Being moved to tears.
  17. An extraordinary book or film.
  18. Learning.
  19. Listening to others stories, passions, aspirations.
  20. Quality time with yourself…



Isabel Orozco

Taking on life around the world and writing about it | Passionately curious