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Finally I am free
To be who I was born to be
I am in total control
I can achieve every goal
I can swim and I can fly
I can laugh and I can cry
No one to stop me
Finally I am free
Background About The Poem:
This is another one of those poems that sort of came to me. If you don’t know what maladaptive daydreaming is and want to learn more about it, please click here.
I have been a maladaptive daydreamer ever since I can remember and I guess as I got older it got more. I think it was worst when I was a teenager and it’s still around now that I’m an adult. It’s caused by my anxiety and just because of the environment I grew up in. It served as an escape from the chaos.
The reason I don’t talk about it much is because I didn’t know how to explain it for a long time. It was only a few years ago that I learnt the term “maladaptive daydreaming” and realised I was not alone. I can’t tell you how great it feels to know that others experience this too.
It does suck but it’s the coping mechanism my brain has chosen. It’s something I am working on in therapy because it can be disruptive and I also want to learn to live in the present more. It sucks knowing I will never be the person I am in my head but it’s also toxic to live in a world that’s not real and miss out on the real world.
Let me know your thoughts about the poem in the comments below. I have a better poem about maladaptive daydreaming but I’m saving it for my book which may or may not ever be completed at the pace I’m going!
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