This piece is important to me because it expresses a lot of what I thought about this year in terms of who I want to be and why I was doing what I was doing. It expresses the moment you realise you are not living for other people, that you are here for yourself. Being afraid of showing your true character and instead hiding behind a facade is something many people live their lives doing. It’s the ones that are brave enough to face their true selves that end up being the happiest. Why do we do this to ourselves? How come in some people, a contrast between their exterior and interior selves exists when there is no reason to have to hide? Lastly, is validation from others really as important as we deem it to be, or is that validation supposed to somehow fill our own lack of self-validation?