A Lover Worth Waiting For
Wait for a lover who goes out of their way to be with you, because that is the only type of person who deserves to have you. Be with someone who waits for you to go grocery shopping because they remember you mentioning, odd as it is, that food stores are your happy place.
Wait for a lover who never leaves you guessing. Who you trust, and trusts you. Who doesn’t try to hide you, but wants to show you off. Who talks about you to their family, even when—and especially when—you’re not there. Who consistently supports you and calls you to say goodnight, even when you’ve just spent the entire day together. Someone who surprises you with “just because” roses on your pillow.
Wait for a lover who calls you out on your shit. Who doesn’t let you put out anything less than you are capable. Who challenges you to be your best because you deserve that to yourself. Someone who expects you to call them out on their shit, too.
Wait for a lover who can be your best friend. Who will laugh with you about silly things, order Mexican food at 9 p.m. because of a gnarly craving you have, or watch Grease because it reminds you of your youth, even though it wouldn’t be their first choice. Wait for someone you can play boardgames with on a Friday night. Someone who is always up for adventure, no matter how big or small.
Wait for a lover who remembers what you say. Who knows your favorite numbers, your quirky habits, and your deepest desires. Who brings up details that you forgot you’d told them, or you didn’t realize they’d heard.
Wait for a lover who will take spontaneous road trips with you. Who you don’t get sick of within hours. Who you can have fun and be goofy with, and equally have deep conversations.
Wait for a lover who helps you feel comfortable in your own skin. Who knows about your past, your fears, and embarrassing moments. Who tells you how beautiful you look with and without makeup. Who isn’t in denial that girls poop or get their periods. Who is there to take care of you when you’re sick. Who will tuck you in to bed when you’re in that half-asleep, “I can’t believe I was drooling” state.
Wait for a lover who will teach you new things. Someone who wants to invest their time into teaching you what they know. Who will learn a new language with you and insist on practicing every night. Who has your best interest at heart, and wants to self-improve together.
But most of all, wait for a lover who is understanding of your own personal journey. Who wants the best for you, always. Who is willing to put your goals alongside theirs. Who isn’t afraid to tell you they love you. Who shows up when they need to, but gives you your “me” time when necessary. Be with someone who wants you to be someone for yourself.