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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,

about me

who is she?
Sky is a writer and perpetually tired person living in Colorado. She dreams of different places and people nearly constantly, so good luck getting her to pay attention to anything. If you do get her attention by some miracle, you can keep it by talking about Marvel, storybuilding, or that one weird ghost experience you had one time.

what is this? This is Sky's blog that she's been writing on, in some form or another, since 2006. (She feels old as she's typing this.) Formerly titled Further Up and Further In, this blog hasn't changed much — it's still a place for Sky to write about life, writing, and everything in between. Popular topics include mental health, chronic illness, and whatever thought happens to be gallivanting across her mind like a gazelle that day.

how can i keep in touch? Sky is surprisingly bad at keeping up on social media, but you can find her on Twitter sometimes, or shoot her an email. You can also see her collected work on other sites here.

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