Now I understand

Why the universe had me waiting

It whispered "Be patient, princess" to me every night at 3 am

It whispered "Love yourself first" when I tried to get validation from strangers

It whispered "Feel complete on your own" when I felt alone

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So I listened. I did.

I built myself up

I started loving myself

I enjoyed every single day - even if I was alone

And after a while, I became happy

I started to feel complete

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And then one day

I understood

Why the other boys did not work

Why the universe had me waiting

Because the universe had me waiting for the best

He was there. Right in front of me

And he loved me