It’s okay to not be okay.
At one point in our lives, we’ve all felt like an outsider. The black sheep in the pack, the odd ball out. We’ve all been rejected, either by a guy/girl, a friend or even family.
I know what it feels like to stand there with all your friends yet feel all alone.
You act like you have it all together, like you’re enjoying your time with them. You nod your head ever now and them to make it look like you’re actually paying attention but the only thing on your mind is “what is wrong with me?!” You’re here with all your friends but you’ve never felt so alone. You can’t really related to them yet the thought of learning them sends an ice cold shiver down your spine. Leaving them means you’ll really have no one or so you think. In your mind, it seems better to stay with this crowd then venture out because being with them, means you still have friends. But does it really?
It’s okay to not fit in. It’s not okay to pretend to be someone you’re not because you’re afraid of being the real you. These are your friends, you should’t have to put a mask on to hang out with them. Show them the real you, yes you’ve changed but I’m telling you that they’ve already started to notice that there is something different with you. Showing them the new you won’t push them away. It’ll just mean that you guys have to find new mutual interests.
Just because you don’t fit in with all your friends, that doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you. It just means that you’ve grown. You’ve outgrown your old habits, and maybe even your friends or family or whoever it is. Some people may even tell you that “you’ve changed” and that okay. Don’t let the fear of being alone keep you from being the real you. If its friends you’ve outgrown, or a job, or even a boyfriend/girlfriend, thats okay. It’s not fair to them that you pretend to be someone else. In doing this, you’re basically lying to them about yourself. Don’t let the fear keep you captive. Venture out and just be you. You’ll find new people that have common interests, people that are now more of your scene.
It’s okay to be you, the real you.