Time will set you free

Today’s writing prompt over at NaBloPoMo is “Define Freedom”

The word freedom in my conjures up images of an azure sky dotted with fluffy clouds and a feeling of lightness. I associate freedom with flight. The ability to soar at an altitude and experience a kind of freedom that only being removed from everything familiar can bring.

In a way flight is a metaphor for the kind of freedom I crave. The courage to break away from everything tried and tested. To be the outlier. In everyday life to me it means the ability to do what I please without regard for others’ opinion. To live my life the way I want to without worrying about consequences. To be able to say things exactly as I feel and not wonder if by virtue of stating the obvious I risk losing a relationship.

Simple as these freedoms seem, I find myself trapped by the limits of my own setting. I sometimes venture to tear down my fences only to retreat and build them all over again. I am a victim of my own expectations.

To me freedom is the power to be truthful to who I am at my core. I have an infinitely long way to get there.

3 comments

  1. So well written and expressed, I think every individual goes through this journey, BUT some how women are a lot more tough on themselves and create all the walls for themselves. It takes a lot of courage to break it down and go forward with the head held high.

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