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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,

Beautiful People - August Edition

Welcome to the August edition of Beautiful People! Yay! It's so good to be back.

If you haven't heard of it before, Beautiful People is a blog meme hosted by Cait @ Notebook Sisters and myself. Every month we post 10 questions for you to answer on your own blogs about your characters. (They can be used as a private resource, but the primary design of this is a link-up.) The linky is below for you to sign. It makes it extra lovely if you go around and visit the other commenters and comment!

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And now for this month's questions! Many of these were submitted, so shout out to Ana, A Finch of the Soul, and Rachel--thanks!

And... VOILA.

1) What does your character regret the most in their life? 
2) What is your character's happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory? 
3) What majorly gets on your character’s nerves? 
4) Do they act differently when they're around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how? 
5) What are their beliefs and superstitions? (Examples: their religion or lack of one, conspiracy theories, throwing salt, fear of black cats.) 
6) What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently? 
7) Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them? 
8) Do they have a good self image? 
9) Do they turn to people when they're upset, or do they isolate themselves? 
10) If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry? 

Now go answer, and have tons of fun! Because yes, having fun is mandatory. ;)


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