It was my new safe place, a place where I had laughed and a place where I had collapsed sobbing uncontrollably.
No one bothered me. No one looked at me strangely. Konbini were the type of places where people didn’t judge; they attracted all kinds and together we combined our quirks and weirdness to make it a unique melting pot of hodgepodge characters.
Normally I plugged my earphones in and ignored the whole world but today I sat in quiet observance of everyone and everything around me.
I needed to feel again. I needed to stop numbing the pain and just feel. Talking had helped but ultimately I needed to just work through it in my own. No one could help me with that and no one could take on my pain for me.
I was stronger than I ever knew I could be and knew that after this I could face anything that was put in front of me.
I just needed to take it one day at a time.