Thank you for this. I am exactly in this place now. Trying to find the me that existed before “Life and expectations” erased me. I know your story because it is my own. I became the person my mother wanted me to be because she wanted to protect me from the life that she had to lead.I didn’t get it then but I get it now. I am thankful for what she gave me but I want to find me again. You described exactly what was/is in my heart. Thank you.