I’ve come to the realization that what I’m ready for at this point in my life is a relationship indicative of the woman I’ve become and not the girl I used to be. A confluent love supporting individual growth with intentional connectivity. I spent years learning how to listen actively and effectively communicate with my partner. I opened up my heart to receive a love reflective of the one I was ready to give. I corrected the mistakes of lessons I kept repeating for various reasons. It’s been a long time since I had someone to wrap their arms around me with love my heart could feel, a kiss on my shoulder, or whispered dirty deeds that cause my face to blush. I do not wish to simply be a “pair”; I desire to be evenly yoked. I need a woman with an active prayer life that inspires and supports my creativity. One that is absent of self-destructive behavior and knows a direct line to God is but a kneel away. I want to feel protected without feeling guarded. I have a pressing calling to begin my future. Not of the now but those decisions that direct where my life will be 20 years from now.