You Are Strong, You Don’t Need Anyone Else

A strong girl
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You don’t need someone to pay for your meals when you go out to eat, because you have enough money to support yourself. You have a job that you are proud to call your own. You have cash that you worked your ass off to earn. If you want to splurge on a margarita or a slice of cheesecake, then you can, because you’ve learned how to take care of yourself from a young age. You don’t need anyone paying for you. You are independent. Self-sufficient.

You don’t need someone to hold your hand as you walk through the mall. You can walk your own path with your head held high, because you have the confidence that comes along with being a strong woman. Sure, you have certain insecurities, but you never let them persuade you to give up on yourself. You never let them convince you to think lesser of yourself. You love yourself. You love the woman you have grown into.

You don’t need someone to hold you close as you fall asleep at night, because you are comfortable on your own. You are eased by the silence, not troubled by it. You aren’t under the impression you need someone’s skin up against yours in order to have a peaceful night’s rest. You are happy, even when you are alone. Even when the loneliness creeps inside your soul. You know that the feeling will go away. You know that your happiness doesn’t depend on whether or not your bed is unoccupied.

You don’t need someone to come home and meet your parents, because your family is already proud of you. You have accomplished so much in your lifetime. You have become someone people brag about knowing. Someone with a lot of heart. Someone with a lot of goals. Someone with a big future in front of you.

You don’t need someone to whisper I love you before they leave for work in the morning, because you love yourself. You know your value. You know your worth. No one has to remind you that you are important for you to feel that way. Even if you needed some extra reassurance, you have plenty of friends who love you. Parents who love you. Cousins, aunts, nephews, coworkers, neighbors. You are surrounded by love. You are drowning inside of it.

You don’t need someone else to help you find happiness, because you go out and get what you want. You know what you are capable of achieving and never shy away from a challenge. You never back down. You never give up hope. You set out for whatever you desire and refuse to stop until you get it. You are a warrior. You are a badass. You are a strong fucking woman.

You don’t need anyone else to make your life feel like it’s worth living, because you are strong enough to make it on your own — and you are smart enough to know that there is nothing wrong with being singleTC mark

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