Sometimes it’s easy to settle and forget the kind of love that you deserve. This is a letter for me, for you and for anyone whom might need a reminder of what that kind of love looks like: what you are worth.
You deserve more than someone who shifts to the other side of the bed leaving you dreading the thought of morning, a reminder that intoxicated desire looks different the morning after. You deserve someone who will want to wake up to touch where the sun seeps through the blinds and lands on your cheek. Someone who tells you how beautiful you are while you're sleeping, when you’re mad, when you cry during your favorite movie even though you’ve seen it a thousand times. You deserve someone who appreciates you for all that you are. Someone who asks to keep lights on so that they can admire you in your purest state.
You deserve someone who doesn’t agree with you all the time but when you argue, it feels as if you’re pushing each other to be your best selves. Someone who wants to sit down and talk with you until dusk turns to dawn about new beginnings, desires, the unknown, the indescribable feeling of ecstasy when you’re immersed in the warm ocean. Someone who knows that the touch of warm skin sometimes says more than a thousand conversations could. You deserve someone just as independent and driven as you are, if not more. Someone who will inspire you. Someone who will trust you enough to give you space to grow. Someone who pushes you to travel down a path of understanding, to be unashamed and to fill yourself with courage.
You deserve what is best for you and that will look different than what anyone else has. Although you’ll have to jump some hurdles to get there, fight tears, and endure nights alone... when you stumble upon what you deserve, from there, the rest won’t matter. Have faith that it will come when the time is right. You deserve it.
Someone who cares