Sometimes I miss who I used to be.
But occasionally, in an old photo, I’ll see a glimpse of a girl I’d forgotten I’d been, who hadn’t gone through quite so many traumas and challenges, and who probably wasn’t really as bad as I sometimes like to condemn her as. And I rue the day I lost her.
Not that there was a day.
More of a grinding succession of days of me going against my true nature in pursuit of things I didn’t truly want.
I can see how the contrast of all that bleakness and despair, against the joy and love I always knew was possible, informed the blueprint of the person I am now. And I really, really like who I am now. If that was the only way to get to here, I’m fine with that.
But was it?
That is the useless, unanswerable question that I should just tell to fuck off because it’s just trying to fuck with me.