I Am Who I Am

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I won’t apologize for being a big ball of mush. I cry when I’m sad and when I’m happy. I love too hard and break too easily. I believe that romance isn’t dead and that everyone deserves to be loved. I try to see the good in people, even when they don’t see the good in me. I love unapologetically, courageously, and wholeheartedly.

And the people I love, they don’t go a day wondering if they’re wanted, because I always remind them. They don’t go a day wondering if they’re enough, because I always encourage them. They don’t go a day wishing for more, because I always give them enough. Sometimes too much.

I regret giving too much. Too much pushes people away. But I’ve tried the latter, and I don’t like it. It doesn’t feel true. I’d rather push the wrong ones away than change who I am.

So if you’re looking for something different, look elsewhere. Because I like me. I like that I sit in theater seats sobbing like a child after watching a really good movie. I like that I get excited about babies that smile and wave at me. I like that I’m always the shoulder friends cry on, because I listen with empathy and promise to take their secrets to the grave. I like that I smile at strangers, even when they don’t smile back. I like that I start random conversations with people on the elevator. I like that I’m a big ball of mush.

I even like the bad parts of being the way that I am. Like when I get really angry sometimes that I shut down. Like the fact that I can tell you exactly when you’ve upset me and why. Like the fact that I can’t pretend when I’m not okay.

I can’t act heartless or cold or rigid. I don’t know any tricks. And I don’t play any games. I am who I am. And I’m unapologetically, courageously, wholeheartedly waiting to be loved for it. TC mark

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This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather
Let go now

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