Dear Future Boyfriend/Husband,
This letter is to inform you that I will never lose my independence, my thirst for adventure, or my passion to create a happy healthy life.
Mister, I am a woman of independence. I do not need a man in my life so count your lucky stars that I have let you in. You are here because I see potential in you to be a life partner. I want someone to share my life with, not someone who will control it. I have survived on my own for this long, I have survived before you and I will survive after you. I grew up in a women dominated household, and we figured out to do things on our own, without a man’s help. I will not rely on anyone but myself because I know I will not let myself down. I do not need someone to give me a curfew or to make sure I am keeping on top of my work. I can do that on my own. I have independence running through my veins, and I am not about to give up one drop of it.
I will suck you dry with wanderlust, I am so thirsty for adventure. I ache to travel and explore, and I cannot be contained. Don’t be fooled by the fact that I have lived most of my life in the same area as I have been to some of the best places on earth. My mother took us all over, from small hippie towns to cultural countries and white sandy beaches. It is she that has given me flight and an eye towards the horizon. I will give you permission to blame her for this when I am up at 5 am ready to take on the headwinds, but you must also thank her because she made me who I am.
Lastly, I am passionate on having a happy and healthy life. I want to continue working on myself and becoming the best person I can, for myself. My wellbeing is the most important for me. I will work on this through my career and hobbies. The key to helping with my happiness is to embrace my flaws and imperfections while we grow together in the same direction. I will not alter my path for yours.
Again, Dear Future You, I do not need you, but I want you. I want to share my future life with you. You will not become my whole life but you will become part of it. I will hold your hand through time, space and travel. As we move throughout the world, and over the years, I will experience life and adventure with you. May we grow together and make a happy healthy life for the both of us.
Eva Lucia Francavilla
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