LIST 27 | Imagine yourself at fourteen. List the ways you would have described yourself at the time.
Some days I don’t think I’ve grown much past my fourteen-year-old self or how I saw myself at the time.
I was many things, mostly AWKWARD.
After that …
Curious. Talented. Anxious. Lazy. Musical. Wary. Hurt. Athletic. Hormonal. Angry. Confused. Lonely. Quiet. Impatient. Resentful. Tired. Hopeful. Musical. Articulate. Fearful. Robbed of all sense of agency.
Forty-one years doesn’t feel so long ago. With lots of work and some therapy, I’ve grown and flourished. I can still relate to and sometimes embody that wounded child. At least I now have the tools to feel all of those things and not have them destroy me.