Why Don’t I Fit In? A Powerful Poem On Letting Go

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A Thursday Thought…

Sometimes I feel not just weird, but outside.
Not just separate, but on another planet,
Not just unusual, but very different.

Try as I might to fit in, it just does not happen.

I cannot do this anymore.

I realise I sometimes try to prove myself to others who have me already in a box of their own misunderstanding and I cannot rip that box up because they see me a certain way through a limited lens of perspective already decided upon first meeting me.

Already prejudged and defined.
Already seen as not their type, not their kind.

Trying to fit in when you just don’t is tiring.
Sometimes I just want to give up and not give a f***

Time to let myself be rejected.
Reject other people’s misjudgements of who they think I am.
Reject my own misjudgements of who I think I ought to be.


~ Kelly Martin

 How do you embrace not fitting in?


Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin, author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ is a dedicated writer and blogger who fearlessly explores life’s deepest questions. Faced with a decade of profound anxiety and grief following the loss of her father and her best friend Michael, Kelly embarked on a transformative journey guided by mindfulness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Through her insightful writing, engaging podcasts, and inspiring You Tube channel Kelly empowers others to unearth the hidden treasures within their pain, embracing the profound truth that they are ‘enough’ exactly as they are.

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