I closed the door behind me, gripping a worn suitcase with fear in my soul and hope in my heart, smiling to no one but the wind.
I lead with my heart and Your spirit, encouraging me to live my life by Your virtue, Your grace alone.
Show yourself love in the midst of your flaws, because in moments of shame and self-doubt, you deserve your own care.
In 2020, I hope you live for your own happiness.
As the sun sets on this heart-wrenching year and regret for the life you left behind may settle in your heart, I hope you remember that you’ve achieved the sweetest victory.
2019, thank you for all I left behind. Thank you for the moments my heart broke as I walked away.
I’m grateful for your tenderness and empathy, a true exemplar of your beautiful soul.
It convinces me that I am alone in my thoughts and actions, that I am impossibly defective, too different to be understood.
No matter how many times you try to change yourself, you are beautiful in your own right, worthy just as you are.
I uncurl myself from the lightness, the freedom, the wholeness I felt with you, reminding myself that I am stronger without you by my side.