don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem

i can’t wait to be 40. everywhere i turn, i see a lot of insecurities–none more than when i look in the mirror. it’s very disconcerting to be at this age and realize that everyone still deals with the same issues they dealt with a decade ago. when i think about it, i’ve probably only met a handful of people and can only name 2 or 3 at the moment who have enough confidence that i would be comfortable having. the older i get, the more i see that many of the things wrong with the world stem from insecurities people never learned to deal with when they had the chance. sure, it’s better masked but it’s still there. so now that i know this is in me, what do i do?

gotta keep on keepin on, i suppose.