It occured to me that at some point, people would come to me telling me their troubles. I’d be comforting people. I’d be reassuring people. I’d listen to people.
I don’t quite know how it happened. Maybe, I have a strong aura surrounding me? If that’s a thing, ha! It intrigues me. Do people see me as a healer? Someone who they can trust? Someone who they believe won’t hurt them?
I think I’m so curious about it because I have my own battles I fight. These people probably don’t know I’ve been to therapy, been on medication and been in dark places. My struggles really began when I lost someone. I felt so guilty and had so much regret. Feeling it was my fault.
While I could have self pity (that my struggles aren’t known and that I’m being misunderstood as “strong”), perhaps this is to show that, while I couldn’t help one person, I can help others.
If people see me as someone who’s strong, is that a bad thing? Surely, it shows that I have it in me to be someone people look up to.
If people see you as the strong one; maybe it isn’t a misunderstanding. But a sign that you’re tougher than you think.