For too long I have looked for ways to “define” who I am externally. How do I compare to that person? How do others perceive me? If I do this what will they think? Subtly redirecting the light to show an image tainted by impressions.
To many people I present the person I think they want me to be. Interviewing for the job of being “liked”. Not wanting to say or do the wrong thing.
When I’m alone I find Myself. Sometimes we go awhile without seeing each other and have some catching up to do, but often it is like no time has passed. Myself is self assured and confident. Myself provides encouragement and validation. Myself is always there when I need a good cry.
After some time with Myself I am filled up. Ready to go out into the world. Ready to be drained.