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Saturday, October 20, 2018

“Finding yourself” is not really how it works.


"Finding Yourself" is not really how it works. 
You aren't a ten-dollar bill 
in last winter's coat pocket. 
You are also not lost.
Your true self is right there, buried
under cultural conditioning, other
people's opinions, and inaccurate 
conclusions you drew as a kid that 
became your beliefs about who you are.
"Finding yourself" is actually
Returning to yourself.
An unlearning, an excavation,
a remembering who you were
before the world got its hands on you.

Emily McDowell