You are not your role models

When you find a role model that inspires you so strongly because of who they are, how they live, what they’ve done and/or what they aspire to do, you can become very attached.

When they deviate from that ideal that you create of them, it can be shocking – especially if it’s a key aspect of why you look up to them.

It can feel like what you aspire to be doesn’t exist anymore.

Nonetheless… this will pass.

You are not your role models and you don’t have to turn into them.

You get to choose who you are and you don’t require it to already exist in the world.