By Leah Oketcho

Losing oneself sounds like a barbaric thing to say right, I mean how do you let yourself get lost. First, you think that being around certain people makes you better. Yes, this may even be true. But then you go a step further, you do what they do, eat what they eat, drink what they drink and basically live their lives to the point of seeking their approval before making a decision.

Some people may even urge that living somelese’s life is living a life of purpose. I disagree and this is why. The day this so-called b ig sister or b ig brother arm is unavailable is the moment you will truly understand just how lost you are.

You begin to realize that you don’t know what you like, have no idea what you are about, and in worst-case scenarios, you could fall into a depression.

I don’t have all the answers but here is what I think. FRiends are the best thing to have in this cold cold world. A friend allows you to be you and will gag at your desire to become them. A friend notices when you seem to be becoming something else and calls you out on it. Now I know many times it is annoying and we may even think its because they think they are better than us. In fact, sometimes we even go on a thing called a friendship break.

PS: There is no such thing as a friendship break. You are either friends or you are not!

I guess what I am trying to say is try not to lose yourself in this crazy maze of life.

“Being you is the most comfortable place!”

It has to be draining to try to be someone else. Just be you.

PS: Those that need you to be them are not worthy to be around you.

Leah Grace Oketcho, is a highly talented Communication specialist, gifted in leadership with over 3 years of leadership and management experience at different levels. She is a team player and has demonstrated ability in mobilizing and organizing others to achieve desired goals. Oketcho is well vast in the art of creating alternatives for ways to get results. She has over the years grown in the art of corporate communications and also participated in the development of performance management materials for various professional institutions. Leah received training in research, scripting, international relations, and data analysis as well as public relations. She is passionate about solving public health related problems. She has offered training to youth in oral and written communication, people management and mentoring, editing and documentation skills, public speaking.


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