I don’t want to follow trends – I want us to make our own love story. I don’t want to be pressured by couples posting their pictures on social media, when all they post is the happy part of their relationship. I don’t want us to be compelled to post selfies as to where we went for lunch the other day. I don’t want to be labeled #relationshipgoals just because we’re all smiles in our photos. I don’t want to make a fairytale story about our relationship, because we both know it isn’t a fairytale at all.
I want us to be different from the rest. Everyone is different, and everyone experiences love differently. Some have it better than others. I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I do believe in love. I want us to be able to love each other without the expectations of others getting in our way. I want our uniqueness to be an asset and not a liability for both of us.
I want us to be private. I don’t want us to be publicized because relationships are a two-way, private street. I wouldn’t want anyone to drive in our way and distract us. I don’t want them to always know where we’re at, because it’s none of their business. I don’t want our facebook friends and instagram followers to know we had a misunderstanding because honestly, most of them don’t care.
I want us to be each other’s best friends. I want to hear about how your days went when we meet for dinner or for lunch after not seeing each other for a while. I want to be there for you whenever you’re sad, lonely, or mad. I want us to listen to each other’s fears, anxieties, and problems. We’ll be the first to know about each other’s achievements and failures. I want us to tell stories to each other relentlessly, without fear of being judged – because we know that we won’t judge each other.
I want us to choose each other on every waking moment we have. I don’t want us to break up just because of a mountain that started from a molehill. I want us to face struggle head-on, not to avoid them at all costs. I want us to always choose to love each other even on days when we hate one another.
I want us to be loyal and faithful to each other. Temptations will always be around, so it will be up to us on what we want to do with it. I want us to be able to control each other’s urges, because we gave promises to each other. I want us to be able to stay committed and true to each other in a world that’s full of lies.
I don’t want to be a conformist. I want us to have our own version, our unique story to tell our future children. I want them to be inspired to have their relationships their way and not just conform to what social media expects from them. I want to be happy to tell them how our relationship started and how it lasted this long. I want the surprised look on their faces when they ask us how we were able to hold on to each other for such a long time. I want them to realize that writing their own love story is and will be always a lot of times better than patterning them after someone else’s.
I want us to write our own love story, and be genuinely happy while recalling these memories on the days when we are already old.