Fighting for Balance

Entering the unknown

Thinking that I could cope

Hoping that things would improve


But...they didn't


Excelling in the academia

"Coping" just fine was an illusion


Seemingly okay on the outside

With obviously stellar results


Truly struggling on the inside

With detrimental physiological effects


But...appeasement seemed right


Fearing other's perceptions

Seeking a compromise


But...compromise there was not


Facing an ultimatum

Scared to disappoint


Afraid to leave

Afraid to remain


Fighting for balance

Fighting for satisfaction

Fighting for emotional bliss


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