…’m not interested in getting married, and I’m throwing unrealistic beauty standards down the drain. Society has made it seem like there is only one way to be a woman and that is to listen to what society tells us to be. I am no longer listening to their voice, only my own.
This resonated with me a lot. The reason: I, as a man, have been mentally bruised by how society looks at men and women and how we all should be a certain way at a certain age. Society thinks we all should go to university (I didn't), find love there (I didn't), get our "dream" job and live happily ever after with the house and family one desires. That is not how we all live our lives. Thank you for your story Antonelle and apologies for the loss of your mother.