Sydney Richards’ Green Bottles grapples with the fears that we face in our early 20’s. It outlines an underlying sense of loneliness and longing for an old sense of self. We often feel lost during our early 20’s, as we try to figure out who we are and what we want in life. We may feel pressure to conform to societal norms, or to live up to the expectations of our families and friends. This pressure can be overwhelming, and can cause us to lose touch with our authentic selves. Richards’ song provides a safe space for us to process our emotions, and to reconnect with the parts of ourselves that we may have lost along the way. And guess what? You don’t need to be in your early 20’s to appreciate this piece—we all struggle with loneliness from time to time.
So how can you find yourself when you fall apart? Well, it starts with getting to know yourself better. What are your strengths and interests? What makes you happy? What do you stand for? Once you have a better idea of who you are, start exploring different paths that could lead you to your ultimate goal. Don’t be afraid to take risks and make mistakes—they’re all part of the learning process.