Harsh words, promises broken, faith destroyed.
I promised myself that when it happened, I would not let it change me, beat me down, steal my joy, make me into a person I cannot love.
I almost let exactly that happen.
But I have discovered in my 30 years of life, that I have the choice and the ability to be exactly the person I want to be. I do not have to let others opinions, attitudes, judgments, words or anything else change that.
And I won't.
I will not allow myself to be defined by you or anyone else.
Thank you for making me stronger.
Thank you for opening my eyes - yet again - to my own potential and just how far I still get to travel.
Thank you for reminding me of what I have to give, and what I have to lose.
And now, here's a pretty picture.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.- William Shakespeare