Is It Possible To Meet The Right Person At The Wrong Time?

Is It Possible To Meet The Right Person At The Wrong Time?

Only time will tell.
91
views

A classic love debate concerns whether it's possible to meet the right person at the wrong time. We all know what it means to meet Mr. Right- he's the guy you've heard about in Taylor Swift songs, the Prince Charming in the princess movies. But what does it mean to meet that person at the "wrong time"?

It may mean that at the moment, life's circumstances prevent you two from being together, whether it be you're separated by distance, the responsibilities you have at home or at work, or the relationships you may already be in. But my argument is this: is there really any perfect time to find the one you are meant to be with? What makes a year from now any more of a perfect time than tomorrow? Prince Charming never showed up at the wrong time (just saying)!

Love has the tendency to fall into your lap when you least expect it, and when you're not looking for it. (I have bad news for you, Tinder users. No matter how many times you swipe, you won't find your soulmate on there.)

Life is crazy, pulling you in all different directions, holding you down by different jobs, schooling, aging parents, running a household, etc. And whether it be because of school, work, or family, you may feel held down to where you are currently living. You're probably working your life away, and waiting for life to get better. Newsflash: it doesn't.

Whether you're waiting to graduate, waiting to move, waiting to pay off loans- whatever it may be- if you are lucky enough to find love in the moment, you can't force yourself to wait for it, until you have the money, the house, the job, whatever it is you're working towards.

Love isn't the reward you earn when you reach your end goal- when you get the house, the car. It's not a box on your life's checklist. It's a step along the way that hopefully follows you for the rest of your life and helps you find your way, too.

Of course, you can't be expected to drop all of your responsibilities and life's work just because you fall in love. But, take the chance when it presents itself. Discard any fears you may harbor, and take the opportunity of a lifetime. But don't lose sight of your goals in the process.

So, is it possible to meet the right person at the wrong time? In my opinion, yes. Whether you're in college, or building your career, there's no such thing as good timing. Therefore, there's no such thing as wrong timing either. You can't use the "wrong time" excuse to let love slip away.

Sure, you can always wait until the time is "right"- until you have the house, the car, the financial stability. But get this: even if your soulmate agrees to wait for you, that doesn't mean they will. Even if they mean it when they say it, things change, and life happens. Don't miss out on the love of your life because you weren't brave enough to take a leap of faith.

Cover Image Credit: Viral Thread

Popular Right Now

An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
58035
views

Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

Cover Image Credit: Christian Images and Quotes

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

10 Things Girls Secretly Love

Come on guys — take a hint.

6243
views

Let's face it, girls can be a little stubborn at times and not directly come out and say what they want. But, a few of these should be obvious clues that boys should be able to pick up on. So I have comprised a short list of at least ten obvious things girls, or at least I secretly love.

1. Leave her cute texts

Quickest way to put a smile on her face or leave butterflies in her stomach is to send her a cute text. Even if it's simple

2. Kiss her in front of your friends

Don't be one of those guys that treats your girlfriend/SO differently because you are around your friends. It validates that she really means something to you if you still show her off around your friends.

3. Tell her she looks beautiful

Even if she denies it and says she looks gross, you've still managed to get her attention and show her you think she's beautiful no matter what.

4. Kiss her forehead

5. Let her take photos of you

Slight obsession over your boyfriend is normal, I promise, she just thinks your adorable.

6. Tell her when you have something to do, don't just ignore her randomly

Most girls won't be mad when you have something else to do. It's the fact that you couldn't take the time to send a text that would probably take a minute to write to let her know you aren't just dodging her messages.

7. Play with her hair

If she does it for you, then you do it for her. Don't just let her play with your hair for a half hour then run your fingers through her hair twice and think your done. No, we want the relaxing feeling of fingers running through our hair too.

8. Watch movies with her

You don't always need to go out and do something active, watching a movie and cuddling is nice too. Netflix and Chill

9. Let her fall asleep on you

10. Be her best friend

Sometimes all you need is someone to laugh at stupid jokes with, sing loudly in the car with, or just sit in silence and listen to the world outside a car window.

Every girl wants to feel special and treated the right way in a relationship. But just as girls are stubborn, guys are just a little bit clueless. So take notes boys.

Cover Image Credit:

Maille Dolan

Related Content

Facebook Comments