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note to self: i’ll be there for you, always

written june 6, 2021. Photo by Kristine Cinate on Unsplash I have always looked for myself in other people. I think the idea was that they would somehow hold the pieces of me that I felt were missing. That maybe, if I wrapped my identity up in theirs enough, we would somehow make a whole person. It's not healthy to live like this, but I did it anyway — burning through relationships and searching for something I couldn't quite name. It was never enough, not to be myself, but it was never enough to latch my identity to other people, either. I got close, several times — I thought I had reached the pinnacle of self discovery. I thought I had completed myself. But in the end, relying on other people to help build yourself is never a viable way to do things. It's only recently that I've started to become comfortable with the idea of being enough, as I am, on my own. Several years ago, in this same position, I would have searched for another person to attach my identity onto,

The Broadway Syndrome

I really like this song, and the video, but it brings up something that slightly amuses me. If you watch the video, you'll see that TobyMac is walking down a street randomly singing, and nobody seems to care. I love it how that happens. I guess you could call it the Broadway Syndrome.

I know it's staged, but it kind of drives me crazy how many people walk right past Toby and don't even see him. If I was on that music video, I would definitely NOT be standing nonchalantly on the street. I'd be jumping around saying, "Oh my goodness, it's TobyMac!!!"

...But maybe that's just me.


  1. Haha, this made me laugh. :)
    Yeah, sometimes it's really frustrated how staged things are. :P
    I personally don't like Toby Mac all that much. :) I really love some of his songs, but not so much other ones. But I'd still definitely react if i saw him. Not just walk by like nothing's happening. :P

    But Tenth Avenue North... :D I'd scream if I saw them. Like, SO loud. :P


  2. Haha, I'd probably freak out if I saw Tobymac walking down the street. His hat is so cool. :-D *fangirl*
    By the way, hon, that song really encouraged me right when I needed it most. Thank you so much for sharing. <3

    Love you!

  3. ^ haha, i would be too! i looovvveee tobymac. one of my friends got to meet him - i was so envious:)

    blessings always,
    anna :)

    ps - thanks so much for following my blog!:)

  4. Hi!

    Ooo! I like TobyMac also!

    I’m having a photography contest on my blog! It starts today! Here is a link to that certain post, if you are interested in entering! If you have any photographer friends that you think might be interesting, could you please pass this on? I want to get as many people entering as possible :D

    (The Link)

    God bless you!


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