This was meant to be a Valentine’s Day post but I had some issues with the site which ironically kept me from posting for two days after a post about writing every day… so without further ado, here is the V-Day Special.
Next up on phrase interpretation/ dissection, “Never Settle,” specifically in the context of relationships.
Disclaimer: I have spent the majority of my 23 years on earth single, which could mean either a great deal or very little depending on who you ask.
There is a certain restlessness to this phrase that to me is consistent with today’s culture. I don’t think there is anything wrong with wanting the best for ourselves, but do I feel like we all have an idea of what our we want in a relationship or in an significant other, but often that doesn’t image line up perfectly with reality. There is a tendency to pass up good opportunities in relationship or otherwise because we have this idea in our heads that somewhere out there is something better. We often get caught up in looking to the next best thing rather than what is right in front of us.
Here’s a list of thing you might consider settling for:
Settle for someone who makes you feel loved just as you are, but somehow also makes you want to be the best possible version of yourself.
Settle for someone who makes your feel like your love is enough.
Settle for someone who doesn’t make you feel like you need to compromise your values or your integrity to be with them.
Settle for someone who makes you want to wake up at 5am everyday just so you can see their face.
Settle for someone who makes you want to fix your bed in the morning.
Settle for someone who doesn’t mind your cheesy compliments.
Ok yea, so this is not a low bar to settle for, but again I never said it should be. If someone makes you “feel some type-o-way” as the kids say, see where it goes, ’cause I also think that people use “never settle” as an excuse to not pursue something out of fear. Don’t be every be afraid to love someone, especially for fear that they won’t love you back, or that things might not work out. I am a huge subscriber of the idea that is is better to have loved and lost that not to have loved at all. And genuine love in any form can only make the world brighter.