I am at a point in life where I feel like I finally know who I am, and more importantly, I finally love who I am. But at the same time, I’ve never felt more misunderstood by those closest to me. I have found my voice, and I’ve found the strength to fight for my dreams, and for that, I am proud, and genuinely feel happy. But my husband, parents, friends don’t seem to know how to accept the new me. Everyone is used to me needing to be taken care of, and not knowing my way through life, and feeling small and unimportant. I wish I had people in my life who I could really be myself with, unapologetically. Friends who would celebrate my successes and push me to keep living my dreams and work hard, instead of people who brush my dreams aside and don’t acknowledge my talent, or the person I am now. I wish I had friends who treasured my friendship, friends who would laugh with me and share the same passion for life….but more than ever, I feel alone in my happiness. I would give anything for someone to walk into my life and feel the way I do, someone who made me feel like “oh hello, where have you been all of my life friend?!” But how do I even begin to find someone like that?!