Thank You For Being My Person

Thank You For Being My Person

When you find your person, you’ll just know. Thank you for being mine.
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Two and a half months ago, I would've never thought that I would be where I am today and I want to thank you for it.

Being a freshman in college, it hadn't even crossed my mind that I could find a person, let alone my person. I figured that I would be so busy studying and trying to keep my heat afloat with projects and other commitments, that there was no way I would have time for a relationship. I couldn't have been more wrong. Even though we meet in an unlikely way, there was an immediate connection. This is to thank you for everything that you have done for me in the short while that we have known each other.

I don't think you even realize the positive effect that you've had in my life. Looking back, I can see the day everything changed and it was the night I first met you. Immediately I could feel the connection between us. I don't know if it was because you liked to talk just as much as I did or our shared love for horses. Every day since then, you've been proving to me that I made the right choice in keeping you around.

Without you standing behind me every step of the way, supporting me and pushing me to continue to get better I wouldn't be seeing the improvements that I'm beginning to see in myself. Every day I wake up with a smile on my face, all because of you. Looking back at pictures from the last 3 months, I can see an immediate difference from before I met you and after. There is genuine happiness in my smile. Not to say that I wasn't happy before because I was. I just hadn't experienced anything like this.

Thank you for teaching me to wholly and completely love myself.

I've always appreciated the confidence that I had, but I didn't realize what I was missing by not loving and appreciating every bit of me. It only took you a few weeks to show me what there was to love. I can't thank you enough.

You and I share the same values. Family, faith and everything in between. Finding someone who not only has similar values as yourself, but that cares about said values as much if not more than you is incredible.

We may have only met a few months ago, but with you, it feels like a long time. Thank you for being my rock, for teaching me to love me for me, sharing all of my values, and caring about them just as much as I do.

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Just Because I Check My Boyfriend's Location Every Hour Doesn't Make Me A 'Psycho Girlfriend'

No, checking his location every hour does not make me psycho.
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My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for a few months now. He has come up with describing my actions sometimes as “psycho girlfriend.” As much as this bothered me at first I started to realize there is nothing wrong with my “psycho” actions.

I don’t monitor who my boyfriend hangs out with and I don’t care who he texts, I trust him, but I do watch other things he does.

I probably check his location about once an hour, maybe more if he isn’t texting me back.

This isn’t some way for me to find out if he is with another girl, it’s so I can ensure he isn’t dead in a ditch somewhere. If he was on Snapchat five minutes ago but hasn’t texted me back in 45 minutes, yeah I’ll call him out on it but I'm not actually mad. If he is with friends and not answering me, it’s cool. I just want to be able to make sure I know where he is and that he is alive on a regular basis.

I make him keep his read receipts on for me.

I don’t care if he leaves me on read, I just need to know he is seeing what I’m saying. Half the time, I text him random facts or thoughts I have throughout my day, those don’t always need a response back. However, I do want to know he is acknowledging me through reading my texts.

Yes, from time to time I will spam him and make him respond to my messages so we can make plans or I can know what he is doing with his day but it’s not like I plan out his every move for him or care if he is getting drunk with the boys on a Wednesday, not my issue.

I don’t ask for all of his time or anything. I know he is a busy person. All I ask for him to text me back on a regular basis (once an hour to be exact), for him to allow for me to know where he is at all times and to get one night a week with him.

I don’t plan to show up where he is or anything, I simply just like to know information and get a weekly time with him. I don’t care if I only see him that one night a week, I just want one night with a movie or dinner or snuggles so I can get my boyfriend time.

The rest of the time he is his own person, and I couldn’t really care less about what he does in that time.

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13 Guys You're Guaranteed To Meet On Dates This Summer, Including The Fuckboy

You already know Fuckboy had to be one of them.
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Summer is finally here, which means it's time to say goodbye to your school FWBs and hello to your summer fling(s)! The next few months are tricky. You finally have time to start dating, but you don't want to get too invested in someone because you might not even go to the same school. I feel you, but life's short. There's no harm in meeting new people, whether you're looking for a fling or the real thing.

Here are 13 types of guys you're guaranteed to meet when going out on dates this summer.

1. The F*ckboy

This is by far the most common type of boy you’ll encounter in your lifetime––not just this summer. Be careful because if he asks to "hang out" instead of take you on a date, you know he's only in it for one thing. But hey, you might be too. In which case, I’m rootin’ for ya.

2. The Frat Boy

Nine out of ten times, the Frat Boy is synonymous with the F*ckboy. When you show up for dinner or drinks, look for the guy in a polo and khakis. Fun fact: you’ll also probably smell him before you spot him.

3. The Intellectual

He’ll have you feeling like the last decade you spent in school was absolutely worthless.

4. The Music Junkie

This guy will judge you for every overplayed song and overrated artist that you find catchy. Ironically, he’s also the guy that hated on Coachella—until he actually went. But the best part about knowing a music junkie is that he’s got a song for every emotion, mood, and occasion right up his sleeve. So if you’re lucky, he’ll also be willing to share unbelievably fresh tracks that you’re definitely going to vibe with.

Fair warnings: (1) He’s guaranteed to tell you about all the music festivals and concerts he’s gone to; (2) Don’t try justifying your love for a genre he dislikes. Even if you manage to get a word in, his mind is made up.

5. Momma’s Boy

While he knows how to treat a girl right, it can get tricky dealing with a Momma’s Boy. At the end of the day, she’ll always be his #1 woman, so be careful.

6. The Socially Awkward/Shy Guy

One-sided conversations on dates are the worst. You’re essentially talking to yourself and pulling teeth in the process. So until he gets comfortable, you’ll be forcing conversation with someone who seems like he doesn’t want to be there.

7. The Athlete

Don’t be surprised if he shows up wearing some official athletic gear from his school or walks around like yesterday was leg day.

8. Mr. Know It All

Good luck convincing him he’s mistaken about anything. This guy is a self-proclaimed genius and definitely has an opinion about everything. Count on him to piss you off in less than 30 minutes.

9. The Oversharer

This guy will tell you everything you didn’t know and never wanted to know about his life. I’m guilty of being an open book, but some people really have no boundaries. The oversharer will make you incredibly uncomfortable, so you better prepare your bathroom excuses now.

10. “Too Cool For School”

The college dropout that has no foreseeable plans or goals for the future. The one who still lives with his parents because he has no job and doesn’t want one. The kid that sat behind you in Pre-Algebra, only about a decade older.

11. The Cheater

You know, the one with the girlfriend who asked you out thinking that you wouldn’t catch him in his lie sooner or later? What a guy.

12. Too Rich For His Own Good

Mommy and Daddy bought him his $100,000 car and paid for your dinner. He’ll probably also tell you about his family’s yacht and second home in Hawaii at some point. On the flip side, there’s a small chance he might be humble.

13. The Gentleman

Now this is the guy who will treat you right. He’ll offer to pay for dinner, open doors, respect your opinion, and give you his undivided attention. Unfortunately, he’s also a needle in a haystack, so if you find one, try and keep him.


Surely this is not a comprehensive list of the guys you'll meet this summer, but it's a good start. Happy dating, and watch out for those f*ckboys!

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