A multiple identities ride. I wrote about owning your story before because that’s where it all begins. That’s what kills social anxiety; when you’re confident about yourself and where you come from. But I never told you the internal struggle I’ve had my entire life when it comes to owning my own story (and why it’s still so difficult for me).
As I announced a few weeks ago, I’ve been focusing on bringing my stories to life on my YouTube channel and that’s been a ride in itself. It’s making me face a lot of personal demons, but I’m happy to say that I slew them (this week) and was able to publish my third video.
And it’s a really personal one.
I feel like I’ve been misplaced my whole life. Always standing out when I wanted to fit in. All because of the fact that I don’t truly belong anywhere. A fact that’s both beautiful and miserable at the same time.
And when I say belong anywhere, I mean from the standpoint of a country or a culture.
I don’t really own one. And it bothered me FOR SO LONG. The fact that I never knew how to answer the question “Where are you from?” properly and in one succinct answer drove me crazy.
I’m starting to feel more at peace with it, especially because I’m adding more complexity to my background (living in my 4th country), so in a way, it’s making me face the truth that I’ll always have a lengthy answer to that question. I might never really belong anywhere.
But I felt the need to put it out there in the world.
So if you can relate, I’d love to hear your story.
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