Who was I before all these happened?
What kind of person was I?
Optimistic? Sensitive? Accepting? Curious?
Am I still all those things?
I’d like to think I am.
And yet I have changed – and am still changing – on this journey through unchartered life territory.
This journey has allowed me to see myself through a different lens. It has made me realise I am more resilient than I think. It has helped me forge stronger relationships with my loved ones and friends, and helped think about how I would be a better friend or companion if someone around me were to face similar issues in future. It has enabled me to discover roots and inner resources I never knew I had or was capable of.
– John Green, “Turtles All The Way Down”
I didn’t decide what came into the picture of this life, but I’m glad I still get a say in which frames I want to use.
There are always choices.