This was written on 7/13.
I find the words “just a…” to be such a negative prelude. “Just a…” means you have no value beyond that. It belittles and limits us. Titles only capture a small part of us and when you throw in the “just a…”, it hides even more of our true cores. We are all so much more than “just a…”.
I am not sure if “just a…” is meant to be an insult but we all need to be aware of how two words can alienate and discourage without intent. When there is intent involved, it can destroy.
Today, I am more than “just a niece”.