"I'm A Hopeless Romantic Who Wears My Heart On Sleeve"
This post was written on July 1, 2015 when my friends and I were busy figuring out our priorities in life. Few of us were just get into a romantic relationship at that time while the rest of us were rooting for them and wondering when will we ever be. Just kidding! :p
Few of my friends shared this same article; I'm Only 22. I Don't Want Someone Else to Be My Whole World on Facebook. I guess the article really speaks to few of us. Honestly, this article speaks to me on so many levels. I'm gonna highlight few excerpts that I really really really like.
"I'm a firm believer in true love."
"I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half". I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself."
"I want to feel whole. I want to be my own rock, my own anchor, my own soul mate. I want to understand myself better than anyone else can. I don’t want to look back and hate myself for altering my future for someone else when I know I wasn’t ready to."
"I am a hopeless romantic who wears my heart on my sleeve."
"I have dreams. I have plans that only involve myself."
"I want to imagine my own life. I want to be able to navigate through life's exciting opportunities and devastating disappointment independently - ..."
Why this article speaks to me on so many levels?
This article speaks to me on so many levels because while I love all the lovey dovey and cheesy stuffs and considered myself to be a hopeless romantic, I see myself to be single for the rest of my 20s. I don't want to being bombarded with cliche questions like "Farah dah ada boyfriend ke belum?", "Farah nak kahwin bila?" for the rest of my 20s.
I also have plans (a lot of plans) that involve myself and myself only. I have no idea what Allah has planned for me in the future, but this is how I truly feel right now. This is how I see my future self. But of course, man proposes, Allah disposes. I'm gonna be thankful for whatever Allah has written for me :)
P.s: After two years, all these words still ring true to the core. I still feel this way :)