I am my own best friend

By Camry Malabanan, May 14, 2020

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When I was younger, it was always the norm to invest in small talks to fit in. 
You needed to dress up in certain way. 
You needed to talk in a certain way. 
And you needed to behave in a certain way. 
But it never felt right to do so. 
So I didn’t. 
I suffered in silence because I didn’t want to give up who I was to be like everybody else. 
But I have to admit — it wasn’t easy choosing to be alone. 
I would need a friend from time to time. 
Until I realised that you can’t force others to be there for you when they don’t want to. 
So I learnt how to listen to myself. 
It was only then when I have finally become comfortable with being my own best friend, completely blocking judgments from others. 
As I believe that in order for you to befriend others, you must befriend yourself first. 
All of it — The flaws. The quirks. The little things. 
So today and everyday, I choose to be my own best friend. 
And that’s okay. 

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