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From Our Readers: Just Let Things Be

It's time to break free.
PHOTO Lily Collins | instagram.com/lilyjcollins ART Clare Magno

Life is a wonderful gift, it's a chance that is given to us every day. We are people who experience something new every day and we learn from these experiences. Experiences shape us to become who we are, but experiences don't shape us and allow us to be who we want to be. 

Life isn't always perfect; it's the opposite of how movies paint it to be. We always have one moment in life that hurt us so bad that it breaks us. People say that life is easier back when we were little, young. It's definitely true. All we had to worry about then was to keep our toys before we go to bed to make sure we could still play with them tomorrow. We just worried about getting enough sleep and doing well in school.

But as we grow older, the world grows with us, too. Being a teenager, we learned to adjust to how the world treats us and be stronger while we transition to being adults. There are a lot of people who come and go. There are also people who make us feel worthless. There are people who always tell us what to do or how to act. It's not harmless as long as you don't get lost or broken.

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You were a glass that was held. Life tends to drop you sometimes and it breaks you at times, too. But why do we try so hard to be who we're not? Why do we try to please other people and end up getting broken? Why can't they accept that you were bent, too, and you have a choice with what you want to do? They'll be amazed at the pain and the tears that a single smile hides.

I started forgetting who I was when I cared too much about what other people thought of me. I started doing things for them but not for my happiness. I cared about everything. I hid my own feelings. I always buried my emotions and ended up regretting everything. Turns out hiding my own feelings, not expressing who I was, and not speaking up about what I truly feel is what made me broken. People always see me as a person who is tough, cold, and numb. Something was holding me back. I was scared to open a new door because I can't feel what I'm supposed to feel. I was scared of what's going to happen. And now I have to find myself again.

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I cared about everything. I hid my own feelings. I always buried my emotions and ended up regretting everything.

Everything is so much easier when you stop caring for a while. Learn to love and to think of yourself from time to time. It's time to let things be. I've learned that it's okay to have your heart broken. What's important is that you don't restrain yourself on what you're supposed to feel and experience. Being paranoid of what will happen will just hold you back. The world is waiting to meet you, and it's going to give you harder cirumstances but most importantly more memorable experiences. Those heartaches and broken relationships or friendships will make you a stronger and a more experienced person.

Do the things that make you happy, and stay strong. Make decisions that will make you a better version of yourself. Let go of everything that is holding you back. It's time to break free.

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