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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,

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  1. Ello! :D Having read your blog for a while, I've picked up that you like The Lord of the Rings. (But, then, how could you not?) Anyway, I thought you might like the latest post on my blog; it's a parody song that covers the entire LOTR trilogy.
    I'd love to have you check it out. :D

    1. BAHAHA. Just left a comment. I loved it. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I've nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award :)

  3. I love your blog name!! Lovely Narnia ref... I just started a Bookish-blog! Check it out?

  4. Hello!
    I'm Riddhi and I read some of your posts. Needless to say, they are great.
    I have a blog of my own. Here:

    Please visit sometime.
    I would also like to ask if you allow guest posting. Pretty please with sugar on top?
    I have material ready and waiting.

  5. What are some good funny parodies or funny songs on youtube ?

    Next Step Parody - Kerser

  6. Hey, Sky, I really REALLY want to follow your blog but I don't like following via Bloglovin'. Is there any way to follow just by email? Thanks ^^

    1. Hi Lisa! Yep, on the sidebar just under the "Bloglovin'" widget, there's a "Follow by Email" widget. :) I hope that helps! Let me know if it doesn't.

    2. Oh, I see it now! THANK YOU SO MUCH.


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