Wait For The Guy Who Makes You Realize Why It Didn’t Work Out With Anyone Else

Brooke Cagle

Wait. Don’t settle. Please don’t settle. Wait for the guy who not only is the one worth waiting for, but wait for the guy who makes you realize why it didn’t work out with anyone else.

Don’t settle for someone just because you want a boyfriend, or someone around to keep you company when you’re lonely. Don’t settle for someone just to have someone. 

You are worth more than to be somebody’s maybe. You are worth more than to just be somebody’s vice for their own problems. You are worth so much more than to ever be someone else’s ‘company’ for a night.

You deserve to wait. To wait for someone who genuinely likes the sound of your laugh. Who adores the way he feels when you look up at him. Who laughs at your corny jokes. Who makes you feel wanted and needed. Who makes you feel like you are the only damn girl in the room when you are with him.

You don’t deserve to be someone’s option.

So wait. Take your time. Don’t jump head first. Don’t rush. Because one day, it will happen.

You will meet the guy who doesn’t push you to do things that make you uncomfortable. You will meet the guy who actually text you back, who asks you questions about your life and family and passions. You will meet the guy who loves you with his whole heart, and who isn’t afraid to shout it to the world.

Don’t settle for someone just because you don’t think you are worth real love. You are worth big, great love. Love that lifts you up when you are in pain. Love that challenges you to be a better person. Love that doesn’t ever give up on you. Your heart is a heart that is worth loving and adoring. So, don’t ever question what you do or do not deserve.

So wait.

And once you find that person who just gets you and everything that you do, you’ll understand. You’ll finally understand why it didn’t work out with your high school boyfriend or your college sweetheart. You’ll finally understand why it didn’t work out with that summer fling you had or that asshole guy last year who walked away from you.

You’ll finally understand that everything that you went through, ultimately led you to this person. And you’ll be grateful for all of the pitfalls and losses. You’ll be grateful for all the times you felt unsure or lost. You’ll be so grateful for the times when you didn’t settle. For the times when you said no. For the times you waited.

Because one day, this guy will walk into your life and everything will just click. And everything will feel right. And you’ll be home.  Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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