The word Anticipate per the dictionary means one of the following:
1. to realize beforehand; foretaste or foresee: to anticipate pleasure.
2. to expect; look forward to; be sure of: to anticipate a favorable decision.
3. to perform (an action) before another has had time to act.
4. to answer (a question), obey (a command), or satisfy (a request) before it is made: He anticipated each of my orders.
Does that even come close to how I feel when I’m waiting on a message, or a shout out. Hell no. I flip through the different pages just to waste time waiting hoping wondering when I will get a message. Different things run through your mind while you are anticipating that waited message, the call, the shout out, or whatever it may be. Will they call today? Are they going to be online today? Wonder where they are now? Do they wait for me as much as I wait to hear from them?
Then you ask yourself why do I feel this way, why am I setting here waiting so. I could be doing something else. You know where they are you know they are not online yet because they are hours behind you and you wake up at the crack of dawn. But yet you still sit there and stare at a screen waiting, hoping and anticipating when it will come.
Your heart beats ever so hard when you see the “online!” appear next to the one you have been waiting on to log on. Faster it beats, with every second faster and faster. You think should I send them a quick shout out, or wait… The anticipation is driving you mad to the point you can’t wait so you click on the name, click the shout out and before you can type anything in there it is. In your shoutout box you see the words you have been waiting on all morning. “Hello Baby, how are you to day?”.. Your heart jumps into your throat, as you being to reply with something like “Great, just waiting to see you.”
That is what anticipate means to me.