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Kate Mathieson

Just As You Are

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    ‘Get really quiet, and ask yourself what do you want.’
    I looked at her and laughed. ‘Is it really that simple?’
    ‘Yes. It is.’
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    ‘Ah, my girl, you don’t need a house or a job to complete you. You just need you.’
    ‘I just need me.’
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    ‘Amen!’ she said. ‘That’s right. Have stories, not chores. Have joy, not “must-do”s. Your worth isn’t based on matching up to anyone else’s expectations or approval. And if people don’t like what you’re doing, they’re not your people.’
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    ‘That’s right. Have stories, not chores. Have joy, not “must-do”s. Your worth isn’t based on matching up to anyone else’s expectations or approval. And if people don’t like what you’re doing, they’re not your people.’
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    And it turned out some people were birds, that liked to flit about, to roost for a while, then move, to keep changing with the seasons. They were flexible and adaptable and seekers of the out there
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    A well-behaved woman has a list of “to-do”s and “should-do”s that are longer than any list should be.
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    Some people were trees, they liked to put down roots, to stay.
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    There was nothing worse than waiting for someone else, when they might never respond.
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    Being single for a small period of time could feel liberating and empowering.
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    The wind was cool, but the earth still felt warm, after being baked from the hot summer months.
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    The trees overhead started rustling, the breeze sent cool air over my bare skin, and even though it was still summer I shivered with anticipation.
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    Crimson or scarlet or carnelian? Ivory or alabaster or opaque milk? The length.
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    I realised the aim of meditation was to clear my mind and be OK with everything, rather than manifest exactly what I wanted.
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    Mum had a way of superimposing her reality over everyone else’s, and designating herself as the centre point.
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    Don’t you love that? When you find an old, beloved piece of clothing you’ve forgotten all about.
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    the things that you loved discovering about another person, with the freedom of never seeing them again.
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    The moon was full and round. A white streak of moonlight flashed across the water. The tide had gone out, and the waves were soft and round, gliding without any mermaid froth.
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    The sound of the sea in the distance, crashing waves, and then the roll of the tide on the sand, was like a lullaby. I felt the sun beat down upon my skin, the rays making my muscles melt, thinking, I’ll just close my eyes for a little bit.
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    This was the sense of freedom I loved, the newness, the variety, places that were beautiful and where I could marvel at the world. There was so much sky out here. So many places to breathe.
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    Last I checked, she thought singledom was a worse affliction than a case of flesh-eating bacteria.
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