“You made me realize that I didn’t need to be alone to be myself.”
I thought I had everything figured out. I thought I knew where my place was — alone. And though it was a lonely existence, I learned to appreciate the solitude while pretending to be someone else out in the real world. Someone happy. But when you came along and changed everything, I wasn’t sure what to think.
You see, I didn’t trust myself, because I felt at home with you. To be honest, I was terrified of what that meant. So I tried to convince myself you were just a wolf in sheep’s clothing. But I was wrong. I must confess, you were nothing like I thought you’d be. You made me realize that I didn’t need to be alone to be myself.
© Sarah Doughty
This was written in response to the #NovemberNotes challenge. Today’s inspiration was I’m Confessin’ by Lizz Wright.