Come Back To Yourself: Purl’s Big Decision
The light from the afternoon sun flowed through my office’s window blinds with great intensity. It formed a beautiful pattern of horizontal light images across the face of the woman sitting across from me on a small, grey leather couch.
She was here for her therapy session, and I was concerned that the light on her face would be too distracting for her. When I went to close one of the blinds, she stopped me saying “Keep it open, I like the warmth and contrast.” Such a different thing to say, I thought. Most people don’t want the light on their face.
She always had a unique style, a combination of creativity, logic, and laughter. She looked at the world from different angles than most people.
After catching up about the week’s narrative since her last session, she explained:
“I have been thinking a lot about this desire I have to be more unique and myself. What’s weird is that I feel like I have to perform better than my best in order to be accepted. It doesn’t look like that to other people but I feel it. I want to remove the better. I want to be more myself.”