I, too, have struggled with the infamous self-image luggage.
Considering myself to be everything I was not intended to be.
I’ve put labels on myself:
Calling myself these things has never made me feel better,
I’ve always felt worst long after I’ve put myself down.
I’ve always wanted to be:
I’ve always starved for a certain level of
Thinking I was preparing myself for the long journey ahead
Not thinking about all the injuries I was inflicting on myself
I just wanted to be fully and completely