We wait for some sort of “Ugly Duckling Transformation”. We look at ourselves today and see the ugly duckling reflected back at us. We are weird and awkward and simply not enough. But, we tell ourselves, if we wait long enough, we will become the swan. We will turn into this amazing new person, and then everything will fall into place. We will make our dreams come true and meet the right person and fall in love and live happily ever after. We buy into this ugly duckling myth and wait for a fairytale, forgetting that this is real life and it is happening now and you are always the swan.
Joshua Tree, California