Dear mum & dad,
allow me to live my life.
I know you’ve given me so much and that you’ve bear the burden of raising me for so long. I love you, you are the most important people in my life, but I need my freedom. I don’t want to be in guilt from hiding out of fear that you will hurt me because I hurt you.
Your happiness & wellbeing in both lives matter to me. But so does mine. And I would like you to understand that we may have different meanings and approaches to happiness. And that this is mine. Please respect it. The way I have towards yours for many years in my life.
I want to breathe.
And I believe I can breathe without the expense of your breath.
So long as you’re willing to understand me —
so long as you’re willing to trust and accept me,
for all that I am.