I Wanted To Belong ~ A 100-word essay
I love writing 100-word essays. I try to pick a topic every day and expand on it.
In this one, I try to express my feelings of wanting to belong. In our town, we have a special day set aside to honor our old timers. It all starts off early in the morning with a pancake breakfast. Then there's always a parade with bands and Mr. & Ms. Old Timer. Later in the day, at the end of the parade route, there's a cookout and different music played on a stage. I've been a few times, but sometimes I feel like I don't belong so I stay home and hide. I regret not going out more in the world and experiencing things. I let my fear control me and I really shouldn't. Maybe one day I'll be brave.
I wanted to be part of it all. I wanted to do all the town things like go to the church pancake breakfast and later wave at people in the big parade. I wanted to hear the bands and see the clowns. I wanted to buy cotton candy from the street vendor. I wanted to go to the town square after the parade. I wanted to eat barbecue and chips while watching the singers on stage. I wanted to complain about the heat while standing in the shade waving a paper fan. I wanted to belong. But. I didn’t.