I have always stayed true to myself by never letting others define my own self-identity because what matters to me is how I see myself and how I feel about it, and I hold on to the conviction that I’ll not bend, I’ll not waver, and I’ll never settle for the middleground.
For this reason, I choose to set boundaries in my life because I simply cannot compromise my identity for the sake of others, and I have chosen to walk away from people because I do not believe in changing for other people other than myself; that is to say that others can put me down for all they want and as long as I have faith in what I believe is right for me, it doesn’t matter what other people may think of me. We all have different ideologies, perspectives, and way of handling our situations, but at the end of the day, what matters to me is how I feel about it and not how others feel about it.
It’s not that I am adverse to changes however, I’ll only change if it’s congruent with the principles in my life and I am not responsible for anyone’s expectations of me.
I’ll never dwell on the actions I take, decisions I made, but only the lessons that I have learned, and I have no remorse for what I have done because these are merely lessons of life we have to come to acceptance when we do not compromise our beliefs for others. Going through these experiences has shaped me, moulded me, into whom I am today, and for that, I have absolutely no regrets for what I have gone through because that is essentially the hallmark of my self-identity.
And I’ll never apologise for who I am because that is what makes me, me.