RE: Allow yourself TO BE yourself
This is a wonderful piece, a lot of things I know but sometimes lose sight of. I appreciated the reminders, and reading this was very timely for me.
Do you know who fanatics are? They are people who are refusing to hear outside information.
It seems as though I've been feeling quite invisible lately. I am experiencing this phenomenon where people talk at me, just talk, talk, talk, and I listen but they do not return the favor. I can see them impatiently waiting for me to finish my sentence so they can continue speaking at me. They close their ears to anything that I say. Strangers in the supermarket, my parents, relatives, it just seems chronic. I am yearning for meaningful conversation and feeling quite disconnected from most humans lately.
Growth and change is something we embrace and work on every day - I just loved everything you wrote here - beautiful piece of writing!