Whole Heart In
It was just another regular day at work when my eyes landed on him. He was handsome, and tall and had piercing blue eyes that sparkled under the sunlight. I couldn’t help but blush as I quickly looked away, hoping he didn’t notice my staring. Over the next few weeks, I found myself daydreaming about him, imagining the perfect first date and a beautiful future together.
Finally, after weeks of awkward small talk and fidgeting, he asked me out. His name was Shaun and he was a Virgo. I was ecstatic and spent hours planning the perfect outfit and memorizing conversation starters. The date was nothing like I imagined it would be. He was arrogant, constantly interrupting me and talking about himself. He was rude to the waitstaff and seemed to lack any empathy for others.
I was heartbroken, my dreams of a future together were shattered. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt, maybe he was having a bad day or was just nervous. But it only got worse from there. He was self-centered, vain, and had no regard for anyone else’s feelings or opinions. I realized that the person I had a crush on was nothing like the person I imagined him to be.
As a nurse, I had seen enough in my profession to know that people are not always what they seem on the surface. And just like that, my crush evaporated into thin air. I couldn’t see myself being with someone who didn’t respect others and treated people with such disdain. In the end, I learned that sometimes, it’s better to just appreciate someone from afar than to have your hopes and dreams dashed by the reality of who they truly are.