One could say that prior to this year, I lived under constraints, meaning I lived with limitations. Up until this point in my life, I could never say I was a free person. I bore the weight of society’s standards on my shoulders. I didn’t jump when society said jump though I always did what I’ve always wanted to do, but in the back of my mind, there was always society’s opinion frolicking. Freedom is a luxury, when you understand the power of its magnitude. Nonetheless, an abundance of joy and happiness can emanate from freedom. I believe this “limitation living” derived from failing to truly embrace who I was: my uniqueness, my abnormality, and everything else that made up me! To some, this may be a shocking revelation, but I’m only human and it’s the truth. But, as I began to embrace who I truly am and made no apologies for it, I experienced a phenomenon like none before: living. I freed myself. Therefore, I no longer care about what people may think or say about how I dress, how I speak, how I carry myself, and how I do any and everything else in life! This newfound “revelation” doesn’t stem from vanity or cockiness, it’s just that people and society do not validate me. More importantly, I know who I belong to: God. And only He can validate me. There’s freedom in deliverance from other people’s opinion. So today, I bask in freedom and thank God everyday for this new found freedom.