"Mimi" means "secret" in Chinese. What's yours?
it's not right, but it's how a lot of us measure self-worth. lacking a better method, which hopefully the same lot of us grow into, it's not easy to simply abandon.
i took what parental pressure existed (which was surprisingly small for chinese parents) and internalized it, exacerbating it in the process until i didn't feel like i was doing enough if i wasn't doing it all. and it's definitely hard to abandon. if i do more, no one can say i'm not doing enough (that's at least what i've told myself).besides, if i didn't do it all, i don't know what i would do instead...all i can really say is you're not alone.
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