the other day I was scrolling through Instagram and I came across a post by Ezinne Zara (@orangewriter) where she said “you cannot cater to everyone’s expectations of you. Stop trying. You will not always be liked. You are not here to be like”. and that resonated so much with me. it got me thinking about how we wired to easily be able to conform from a very young age.
ps: conformity isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
as kids, we are taught that we need to speak or act a certain way or else people will think we’re weird. and…
the day I met you was the day my life changed forever. a little dramatic, maybe. cliche, I know.
but believe me when I say that it really was transformative.
it’s quite strange because it was during one of the most mentally and emotionally challenging times of my life. but, you came in and offered me a sense of peace like no other.
I felt it for the first time that night. despite all that had happened — it felt as though they never were. it was the best I had felt in a while. it felt comforting.
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