Hey everyone! Welcome to the fifth and final post in the Relationship Series. If you haven’t read the previous posts, make sure you do here! I grouped them together just for you.
In true Dose of Wonani fashion, I’m going to end the series with an open letter. I did the same in my last series so I might as well keep it going. I got this prompt and wrote this letter months ago but I was waiting for the right time to post it here and I guess that’s now.
Here is my letter to my future boyfriend.
To my future boyfriend,
My biggest question is have we met? If we have then it will be interesting to get to know you in a new space and a new light. If we haven’t then hi. My name is Wonani.
I wrote and rewrote this countless times because I tried to bring to life exactly what my heart says, without losing any of it in translation. My mind and my heart sometimes speak different languages with my mind trying to understand why I’m writing a letter to someone unknown and my heart perfectly understanding that maybe you and I were meant to be.
You should know that I’m friendly. I love to see everyone happy and do my best to make sure everyone around me is comfortable. I’m an empath and so I tend to feel what those around me feel. Because of this, I worry a lot and I will worry about you.
I will always be alert to how you feel. When your mind gets overwhelmed or the sun in your world isn’t shining as bright, I’ll be right there. Through every emotion and every thought. It will get annoying the number of times I’ll assure you I’m there for you. Believe me I will be there for you.
I love everything about love. I like to live life through pages of The Notebook. Wondering if one day someone will choose to love me like that. Hoping I’ll also have the chance to write my own and really it would be great if I wrote mine about you. I’m a hopeless romantic. Obsessed with the silliest gestures of love like writing a letter to a man I have not met, yet. I like to see people in love and I love to love others. Make them happy, surprise them and let them know they are loved.
I love music. I love musical arrangements and I’m honestly inclined to one particular sound. In my head, I can play the violin, the guitar and every other instrument. I like meaningful lyrics and melodies that calm the soul. I also love to read and write. Spoken word is my first love but you’ll be a close second.
I don’t like ice cream so we can’t have ice cream dates, I’m really picky with food and so me deciding where we will eat will probably take a long time, or become repetitive. You’ll have to remind me to hydrate because I don’t like the taste of water. You’ll have to remind me to eat too because I’m not the biggest fan of food.
I have a tendency to be shy around people I like so I hope you won’t always find it annoying when I seem quiet around you. Believe me in moments like that my heart speaks a thousand words per second and my mind can’t seem to keep up with that but we will have to be comfortable in the silence. I like to be reminded I’m loved. Don’t be surprised if I look at you ten times a day asking you if you love me knowing very well you do.
When we are together, you’ll bring me joy. You’ll make me happy even though I know you’ll annoy me sometimes. You won’t want me to take naps when I’m tired because you’ll want to spend every second with me. I’ll take those naps anyway knowing you’re right next to me. I’ll learn to love you in a language that’s tailored just for you. You will make me feel safe and comfortable. I won’t be afraid to talk about what scares me or makes me uncomfortable because you’ll be my sanctuary.
I’ll always want to know what’s happening with you. Tell me the highlight of your day and the low points of your day too. Send me pictures you just took so that I can commit them to memory and see you with my eyes closed. Tell me what makes you happy and what makes you sad. Share your wins with me because I want to be your biggest cheerleader. Share your losses with me because I want to be your biggest cheerleader.
Tell me your wildest thoughts and your wildest dreams. Every crazy idea. I promise to always push you forward even when you don’t want to do it yourself. I’ll always listen. Sometimes, I may not know what to do or say but I hope my presence will be enough to calm every raging sea. You’ll be my favourite person on earth. The one I’ll run to when I’m happy and the one I’ll run to when I’m sad. I’ve never really had someone who felt like peace so I hope it won’t annoy you if I always want you around. You’ll be in my prayers everyday, in my heart every second and in my arms every time I get the chance to hold you.
You’ll read through things I write or actually help me write. You’ll want to read all your favourite books with me. If it so happens that your music taste makes me wonder what planet you’re from, I’ll want you to take me there just so I can try to understand you.
I hope our relationship will help us grow and become better people as we intentionally work on ourselves each passing day. I hope I wake up each day, choosing to love you when you’re right next to me or miles away. We will have all the conversations, the hard ones, real ones and even the sad ones I run away from because life is more than just the safe bubble we will create for ourselves. I will be good to you and good for you and I hope no one has to read this letter after you because you will be all this and more for me. I hope you will be on the last page of my notebook. The part where we grow old and die together.
I haven’t written like this in a while and I guess I missed the poetry, the imagination and all that. Clearly I have watched countless romantic movies. If you think you’re the person I’m writing to, please let me know. Also, what is one thing you’d like your future partner to know? Please let me know in the comments!
This marks the end of this series. I hope the series has helped you in one way or another. Thank you for reading, sharing, commenting, liking, the private messages and everything else. I appreciate it all. I had so much fun putting this together and I hope you enjoyed it and learnt a thing or two. I’ll be back with another one next year.
Thanks for reading and for everything!