I used to be very independent.
I could go to Ayala by myself and window shop for hours and not get bored.
I could go to Oh George! and eat a whole large plate of carbonara all by myself and not feel awkward.
I could stroll around Colon all alone and not get scared.
I could travel to Mindanao and Visayas all alone, by ship, for 12 long hours, and still have the best time of my life.
I lived all alone in a rented room for years and I didn't feel lonely at all.
I made decisions all by myself, and I created a life that was so great that I couldn't wish for more.
I was so carefree and self-reliant, but where am I now?