Once I realized I was doing a terrible job of listening to and standing up for others, I realized it was because I wasn’t listening to or standing up for myself or my values either.
Society tends to make us feel like there’s something wrong with retreating or distancing ourselves from the world at times. It’s that extrovert ideal again.
I never felt I fit in and I always wondered why…
Extroverts rule society’s assumptions about behavior because of their natural confidence. It doesn’t help that introverts tend to avoid conflict whenever possible. As a result, we are made to believe we must be outgoing and overly confident to gain success.
Connecting with the Universe | A Photo-Poetry Collaboration Series reminding us to be aware in a world full of distractions.
I’m lost at sea, in a sea of myself. There’s no-one to find me, no-one who can help.
THE ANXIETY ENSUES AS I PLAN FOR MY DAY.
IT HOLDS ME BACK UNTIL I SAY, “NOT TODAY.”
Behind the clouds I linger…