Just Don’t Lose Yourself

In the midst of life and trying to ‘grow up’, we tend to lose ourselves pretty easily. Even if you don’t think you do, or ever have, you can be lost in something so simple. Relationships, work, school, life in general. You can lose yourself in the nights you go out drinking and can’t remember a damn thing the next morning. You can lose yourself in toxic people. You can lose yourself by catering to other people because somehow their needs become more important than your own. And if you’re like me, you can lose yourself in yourself. Second guessing yourself and who you are and wondering if you’re a good enough person. One’s mind can be such an awful place. So… What do you do when that happens? Getting caught up in yourself? Losing the core of who you are in a world full of distraught. I guess that’s what they mean when they say be true to yourself. This isn’t about intimate relationships or lack thereof. This is about how I surrender so easily to the outside world and to people. And it’s almost like I’m not good enough for them. There’s always something wrong with me. But, what did I expect? I do it to myself – it gives others the right to do it as well. When you have fun and someone tells you that’s stupid. I don’t know. Just think about this for a second: despite how many people you have in your life and how many relationships you form, at the end of the day, it’s you and you only. That doesn’t mean you should be a loner. But it’s inevitable: some days you’re going to be alone, and you’re gonna have to be okay with it. You need to learn how to soothe yourself and comfort yourself. How about looking for your own approval as opposed to others? You’re the one person you’re going to HAVE to live with for the rest your life. You don’t get a say in that. I suggest some soul-searching. Be kind to yourself. How you treat yourself is essentially how others treat you. I got it. Whatever you do… Just don’t lose yourself. 

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