You are the kind of woman who is not used to being served. The harsh realities of life and the street wisdom that comes with it, have made you a quick hustler.
This is not swallowing cyanide pills in the form of self doubt and sabotage.
I’ll admit it.
My entire life I thought that being selfish was synonymous with being a bad person. That if I ever did anything for myself then I wasn’t living up to my cultural or religious ideals.
I’ll admit, it took a lot of tears, many late nights of wondering what in the world was wrong with me, and a few doses of tough self-love, but I’ve finally reached the conclusion that none of those things should be, or should have been, a top priority.
He says I am a loud girl. I laugh, “I know that.”
I don’t want to admit that my life falls in phases of men who I carve into my heart and bedframe.
The asshole who makes you cry freshman year of high school later asks you out. And you turn him down. So let that thought dry your tears.
And I know you probably hear this all the time, but I swear, it’s not you, it’s me.
1. Only you have the power to make yourself happy.