I Love My Hometown, But Leaving It For Bigger And Better Places Made Me Realize Home Is Kind Of Toxic
To my hometown: thank you for helping me realize how toxic you really are.
It felt like I was suffocating. Drowning in a world where I was surrounded by all these thoughts and beliefs of the people that I had grown up with; family, friends, and neighbors. But those weren't my thoughts and beliefs, I was taught to believe them, thought as though I had to believe them.