Time went by and depression crept in and the wall she would keep her safe felt toxic and so the struggle began to get pass the wall.
I’m slowly learning that discovering your self-worth will aggravate a lot of people who seemed to profit from your insecurities.
Find what you love. What fulfills you and makes you feel important and amazing.
We no longer wonder whether they care anymore. And we know that when we say it, it isn’t with a cold angry defensive front, it’s with the peaceful calm that comes from having taken everything in our stride and having moved on.
There was no fighting or tears. There was no drama. We were just two adults drinking coffee and catching up. Nothing more, nothing less. And you know what? That’s okay. It was realistic. It was real life.
Forgiving does not mean I’ll forget the past or give up my human rights. Instead, forgiveness is an active way for me as a sexual assault survivor to stand up for myself and preserve my future.
When you are in a constant state of judgment, either of yourself or others, you are inducing feelings of disappointment, despair or anger.
Date someone who makes you think you’re crazy for the way they make you feel.
Look for the love that tries a little harder to understand why you built your walls so high, why you caged your heart too soon and why you don’t trust easily. Look for the love that tries to understand your fears instead of calling them ‘baggage.’
I’ve been told countless times while walking down the sidewalk, minding my own business, that a ‘pretty girl like me should have a smile on her face’. Well, guess what? A pretty girl like me has a lot on her mind, and isn’t always a beaming ray of sunshine.