Do you think we get a little bit scared to do something different because of how others might perceive it? Like,
“if I post this poem I wrote online, will my partner think I’ve lost it?”
“if I seek out a councillor, will my family think I’m depressed?”
“if I start pushing for environmental change, will my high school friends eye roll and/or unfollow me?”
I’ve noticed how caught up we get living in our own environments, to the point where we can’t escape them anymore. Does anyone remember that feeling of wanting to be a new version of yourself every time the school year started? I would always want to show up with a fresh haircut, new bag, new shoes, happier/more relaxed attitude etc. But only as a reinvention of myself, I’d never do those things mid week of the school season. And I think maybe we fall into the same trap as adults without realising. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We wait for the new year to promote our most desired changes. Or insist we’ve come back from travelling or some holiday with a new mental outlook. I just want to say don’t be scared to change yourself. Say something out of your ordinary to the world if you’re thinking it. Wear some glitter on your face today if you wanna. Join a campaign. Tell your mates you have anxiety. Go vegan for a week. Just do it today, and do it all without caring, because I just really guarantee no one else does.
(P.S. tell me what you’re up to as well, I live for the weird inspiration.) - 1 hour ago