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It's just like you said - growing up too fast comes with a lot of responsibilities, and being an elder daughter who has to take care of others makes you take responsibility for things that are not even your fault.

I still constantly struggle with being perfect - being the perfect and trophy child that failure is my biggest fear.

And like you said, I'm learning to give myself more grace and to forgive myself for putting the blame on me every time.

Thank you for sharing this Mashal. It felt like an older version of me telling this version of me to forgive myself and stop internalizing other people's issues. I wish I could stop so much about being perfect and just live my truth but it's a gradual process.

Thank you Mashal.

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