One day I woke up and no longer recognized myself.
Turns out, I had been living a lie.
To society, my existence was as malleable as gold.
I let them mold my being to meet all their definitions of the who, what, where, when and why.
I was further and further away from my roots, my core, my authentic self.
I was never able to rise above the surface until I was hit with a tide so strong it dragged me to shore.
A transition so profound, it left me stranded. I had no choice but to swim against the tide back to the island of truth, back to my life’s purpose.