September 22, 2017
For far too long, I lived my life constricted by the vision of the person I thought I should be. I held back. I hid. I filtered. I forgot. I numbed. I pleased others over my own well-being. I shunned my own uniqueness for more acceptable societal mores. I minimized my own voice for fear of not being lovable in my real state. I gave my power over to guilt (more on this to come). I betrayed myself and tolerated others betraying me. These ways of being made me sick. I became a (trapped) stranger in my own life. I decided to change. I stepped out of the box and owned who I am. One last cut at a time, I slowly found my way back to freedom.