I met this guy a few weeks ago.

He was so perceptive and kind.

I didn’t know him then,

And it’s a perplexing matter with men.

Never had I met someone so interesting and outgoing.

He painted my future and aspirations;

He knew where I stood before I learned how to walk.

I think people like that change people like me.

They see a world of opportunities that I can’t seem to see.

It was a chance encounter,

That I remember so clearly,

Because I held onto his words so dearly.

It hit my like a hurricane;

Hit me like a storm.

And now I’m faced with a new set of norms.

I won’t hang onto the person,

Or idealize the setting.

I’ll cling to what was said,

Because I was hungry,

And now I am fed.


Journal #72 – Supportive People


Topic: Make a list of the people in your life who genuinely support you, and who you can genuinely trust.
           My family in general genuinely support me. I don’t think any of them have it on their agenda to harm me or anything.
           If I had to narrow this list of people to five people outside of family, I’d have to say: Kelly, Deepti, Kim, Allen, and Jasmine. That’s a hard list to narrow down too. There are definitely others that I’d like to add, but I’ll focus on these five. It’s not even so much that I’m constantly in touch with these five people, but I do trust them tremendously.
          If I did something huge and out there, I know that Deepti and Kelly would have my back. It would take a lot for me to not trust Kelly. Deepti knows so much about me, and we’re close on so many levels. There’s no way I could not add her to the list. As for Kim, there’s no one more openly kind that I know. I could be drowning in anxieties or regret, and she would be there to pull me back up. I trust her with my life because she’s always looking out for me.
           And then there’s Allen. I haven’t talked much to Allen recently,  but I definitely trust him. He’s the logical one who says what needs to be said. I trust him his opinion above a lot of peoples’. Lastly, there’s Jasmine. Jasmine knows a solid portion of my life. She knows what’s up all the time. I trust her ideas and her remarks, as well as I trust her in general.
          I’m a very open person, but it takes a lot for me to genuinely trust someone. Time and commitment has to be thrown into the mix too. The friends that I trust are friends for a lifetime. That I know for sure.