Posts Tagged: sadness
For years, I believed that I was special. That I was working towards something substantial, and that I would be recognized for it. But what I had in my head never really matched what played out in real life.
At 30, I figured I might be able to live another decade or so before facing a mid-life crisis. But it’s here now.
To maintain a reputation of being nice, and to continually please other people, I’ve hidden so much of my true self. And it’s making me miserable.
I spent many sad and painful days wishing I could live a normal life, not knowing (or actively ignoring the fact) that normal lives don’t offer all that much to the world.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I’ll be honest. I don’t think I’ve been happy since I graduated