I am the shell of my former self—
I am no longer the girl I once knew
no longer trapped in her old world.
But still struggling to figure herself out.
I have grown—
I have changed.
I have allowed myself to explore new horizons.
But at the same time, I am still trapped in my shell—
I am still a reflection of my former self.
It only takes one small moment
to create a pause in the rhythm of ‘normal’ growth.
That one small moment that makes the world feel like it is crumbling around me;
all of a sudden,
I am questioning my reality—
questioning who I am.
But it’s only a quick lapse;
then, time continues.