I always think of this song ” I am on the outside, I am looking in…”
Since I remember, I never completely belonged anywhere. Whether if it was by people on their on ommission ” You are not really latin” or ” you are not really British” or ” You are not totally American”. Or there are things culturally I don’t completely understand.
And yet, somehow, I am expected to understand them. Because in essence I am never considered foreign, just not able to adjust.
It’s a frustrating feeling, and I have spent a long time trying to find a place to belong. But the other day it hit me. You have to belong to yourself. You have to feel comfortable in your own skin.
I was never enough for one person or the other. And so, I have come to appreciate that gem of a lesson .
We are who we want to be and we belong to ourselves.