Out of Place

Anachronism (noun): an error in chronology; a person or thing that’s chronologically out of place.

Is it just me or have you ever felt out of place, like you just don’t belong even in your own life story? I sometimes just feel like I am just not fitting in, which is weird considering it is my life! I don’t know what causes these feelings, and I am unsure of how to make them go away. During these times I feel like I can’t say anything right when communicating with others. I just feel out of place–like I don’t fit in anywhere.

Even now as I write these words I am questioning each and every single one of them! I’m almost certain I am not the only one that feels this way from time to time. What I have learned during these times is I am usually growing.  I have learned, after I come out of these awkward moments, is that I am defining myself more and more. Realizing who I am a little more each time. At least I hope that is the outcome of these times when I feel especially delicate.

Perhaps it is just the ebb and flow of life. Nonetheless, what do you do during those times when you tend to question each thing about your life and where your future will take you? What do you do when you you don’t feel like you quite fit in, even in your own skin? I suppose for me it is figuring out what is most important for me and my life–getting back to basics if you will. Putting aside the distractions and non-issues that tend to cumber us from time to time. Realizing these moments may come and go, but it’s what we make of them that helps shape us as we go through them. What say you?

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