I am just a woman trying to figure out my place in this world. Yet, I am not trying to fit in.
Maybe I did try to fit in a couple years back when I was a teenager. Back then when I cared too much about how people saw me. Back when I was trying way too hard to live up to everyone’s expectations because I did not want to let anybody down. I did not want to hurt anyone. So I ended up hurting myself.
But that’s not who I am anymore. I guess I learned that it is impossible to make everyone happy. It’s not that I gave up or that I became selfish. It’s just that I realized it is not my job.
My job is to take care of myself and make myself happy.
Being who I am today I have also learned that there are way more important things in life to worry bout than what society things about me. About my taste in music. About the clothes I wear. About the books that I read. About the person I love. The god I pray to. My career path. The house that I live in. The car I drive etc.
I do what I do and I like what I like just because. I don’t need to have a reason why, and most importantly, I don’t need to explain myself to anyone.
So, If I am no longer trying to fit in. Trying to make people happy. Trying to be accepted by society. What am I doing?
I am following my heart because every single day I do so, it leads me to a different and very exciting adventure. And I know it sounds like such a cliche. But honesty, that is what I am doing.
So, if you ask me “Who are you?” I don’t know what I would’ve told you 5 years ago.
But now, I can proudly say …I am me.