There is no cage. You’re free.

I’ve been living in an imaginary cage all this while. There were no real bars holding me back.

I was smart, capable, loveable, beautiful and enough all this while. I had just learned a lie that I wasn’t any of these. I had been kept prisoner to the world’s approval and validation that I thought the key to be let out is in the world’s hands. I kept looking at the world to wave its flag of approval and open the cage for me.

But the truth is that there was no cage in the first place. All there was, was a story I learned about the imaginary cage that limited me and how I needed to please the world to be free.

None of it was true.

I was always free. I just thought I wasn’t.

Today, I walk out of the imaginary cage I enslaved myself in.

Today, I am free.