There was a girl who I met last year.

When I first met her I thought she was cute, nice straight hair and a cute smile but other than that, nothing more.

And then I got to know her beyond her smile and looks and learned that she’s imperfect; riddled with insecurities and problems just like anyone else.

It was at that point I realized that she was imperfectly perfect for me.

Unfortunately, it never happened between us; we were just going in different directions with different people. Whenever I talk to her, I got this horrible feeling of regret, the “why not” syndrome.

But I’ll say this… Of all the people I’ve liked before, she made me glad I met her no matter what the turn out. Just something about her company makes me feel at peace…unlike the last person I dealt with.

So to you, I thank you for showing me what it means to care for someone..enough to let them go. I’m still glad you’re a part of my life, even if it’s a different role.

A role different from the one I wanted.