When I was about twelve, I wrote a list of everything I thought a prospective significant other might need to know about me. In the years since, I've come to the realization that I don't aspire to or desire romance, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll never happen. The list I wrote when I was twelve specifically says that I wasn't going to bother listing all of the faith, family, and friends stuff a significant other would need to know, because we should already be on the same page with all of that if we're dating.
As a result, the list I wrote is fairly superficial, though full of things I'd want a significant other to know. I love lemon flavoured things, Skittles, the colour green, orange roses, tulips, and Starburst jelly beans. I love key lime pie, apple pie, and strawberry rhubarb pie. Relient K is my favourite band, and The Scarlet Pimpernel is my favourite film. Those are all things I'd share with someone I wanted to be close to.
Those are also all things any of my best friends could tell you, and they're hardly secrets. When I think of the prospect of being in a relationship that could lead to a bond like marriage, the things I want to share are a little deeper than that surface level.
Writing is my passion. I love giving gifts to people. Alaska is my favourite place of everywhere I've lived. I love my hair and that I'm the first one in my family for five generations to be ginger. If I could live anywhere, it would be Cardiff. I love good stories and good character development. Going to the cinema with people is one of my favourite things to do so I can experience good stories with people I care about.
I love getting to show people my favourite books, tv shows, and films for the very first time. Nothing makes me happier than getting high praise on my writing from someone, especially someone I don't know. Experiencing a shared love for a story with a lot of other people gives me incredible energy and joy. Discussing current affairs and the state of my country with like-minded individuals gives me inspiration and passion.
There's plenty of other things I could say that should be included on a list like this, but I wouldn't want to go on too long. At the moment there is no romance in my life, nor is there a desire or interest. However, I leave it in God's hands when it comes to any future relationships. If He desires it, I'll follow His lead. In the meantime, the most I can do is prepare for any eventuality.