You need to value your relationship with yourself enough to acknowledge when something is changing you for the worst.
I believe self-acceptance to be accepting your good qualities and letting them shine.
Those things, those punches and kicks, are just what we need to build up character.
I no longer compare myself with her or wonder what I need to improve or remove from my plate, for it was not me or her that was ever unsatisfied or wanting more—it was you, always you.
Often it becomes too easy to be pessimistic about the world around us, for it can be a harsh and unfair place. But if we choose to look past those rejection letters or disappointing moments and find the positive side of the situation, we show real strength.
Detoxing is the act of purifying oneself from toxins, but this does not just apply to your physical health—it applies to your mental health too.
We often hold on so tightly to things we think are meant for us that we look past the amount of damage they can cause.
You are not alone on these roads, and there is no right or wrong way.
I choose my heart this time. I choose its beat and its frailty, and I no longer let harsh hands hold it and run with it.