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I Am A Strong, Self-Sufficient Woman But I Still Want Love To Find Me


I’m an independent woman. I’ve always taken care of myself. I have a job that makes both my mind and soul flourish, friends who constantly remind me how lucky I am, an amazing family that supports me in everything that I do and hobbies that fill up my life.

I am single. I am completely comfortable with being alone with my thoughts. In fact, I love spending my time alone. I enjoy treating myself out to dinner dates at my favorite restaurants. I am not afraid to share my relationship status with people because I couldn’t care less what their opinion is.

I don’t think that there is a certain age in life when we should all settle down. I am the kind of woman who believes that we all deserve to do that in our own time and at our own pace.

Long story short, I am truly happy with where I am right now. My life is my source of inspiration, my loved ones are my source of strength and I am my own source of love. I am proud to say that everything that I had achieved I did it on my own.

I am a strong, self-sufficient woman who has an amazing journey in front of her, HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean that I’ve given up on love.

I may not be looking for a partner right now, but I still want love to find me.

I am not looking for someone to make me feel safe. I can protect myself just fine. I am not looking for someone to pay my bills and make me breakfast in the morning, I can do that on my own. I am not looking for someone because I am too afraid that I will end up all alone. I don’t struggle with that kind of insecurities. I am perfectly aware of who I am.

I am not looking for a man because I need a partner.

It’s simple. The only reason why I will never give up looking for my forever person is that I want to feel loved. I believe that this life is too short to deny yourself the greatest pleasures of life.

I want to experience love. I want to come home to a person who will want to share his life with me. I want to lay next to a human being who will be ready to dive deep inside my soul and discover all of my secrets, dreams, fears, and insecurities without judging me. I want to fall asleep next to someone who will hold my hand regardless of how hard this life is and promise me that whatever it is, we will overcome it together. I want to wake up next to a person whose eyes will glisten the moment he imagines a future with me.

It’s not because I am afraid of spending this life on my own. And it is certainly not because I need someone to settle down with. I really don’t mind facing every challenge on my own.

It’s just… I can’t pretend that I am a skeptic who doesn’t want to feel loved. I can’t pretend that I am a heartless person who wants to spend their whole life alone. It just doesn’t work that way.

I am a strong woman who has been taking care of herself her entire life, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t want someone to sweep me off my feet and show me that true love does exist. It doesn’t mean that I will give up looking for my forever person.

I don’t need someone to protect me. I want someone to love me the way the sun loves the moon. I don’t need someone to save me. I need someone who will be my best friend.

That is why I will never stop searching for you.

Stephanie Reeds