Something that I’ve realized recently is that I struggle to put myself first. It doesn’t matter what form this takes: making sure my personality is easy to digest, making sure I’m hitting the milestones I’m “supposed” to hit in time. I’ll come back to this blog post with an amazingly written essay about the “how” and “why” I feel like I got to this point, but for now I’m using this space to make a promise for myself. I will treat myself the way that I would treat a friend. I will work on developing a personal sense of self that is not dependent on how others view me. I will work on identifying my own voice and interests. I will honor my life experiences. I will create a home within myself.