There was once a little kid who was free as a bird. But not for long. Soon enough she was swept into a rainstorm of Shoulds that the clouds of the world shot her way.
1. You SHOULD be an extrovert because man is a social animal & that is the only way to be successful & happy.
2. You SHOULD not be a bookworm. That is so uncool.
3. You SHOULD fit in & be a conventional, typical person.
4. You SHOULD have advanced degrees, a conventional career path, a conventional relationship & settle down.
5. You should have tons & tons of friends.
6. You should make lots of money & buy lots of things.
7. You should not be so serious & intense & so awkward.
The Shoulds battered her core & consumed her sanity. Then one day, when she had nothing left to lose, from the darkest & saddest depths of her misery, her soul called out her name & the Universe showed her the way. She cut herself from the Shoulds & went the way of her Soul & the Universe. And she was once again free as a bird.