As messed up as I've been in periods of my life, it has created the woman I am today. I think, focusing on improving the person you are, keeps you too busy to wish you were someone else. It also helps you forget to dissect others.
Life is an adventure and if you are alive, no matter where you are, your mission is not over. You are unique and special. You offer the world something nobody else can. It doesn't matter, young, old, rich, poor, big, small, you are spirit. Your body and circumstances are but a whisp in time. Everything is going to change sooner or later.
Love yourself enough to accept who you are, know that even if you are unaware of how powerful you are, you are. People are watching you, watching all of us. I never really thought I made much of and impression on others. Out of sight out of mind. Then one day, I overheard two of my co-workers talking about me in an unkind way. It hurt, but even at 21, I realized I needed to keep my mouth shut and figure out how to stop what I was doing. You see they were right.
I could have had a fit or copped an attitude and done nothing. I still remember what they said and how it felt. To this day I can remember it like it was yesterday. I still have to be careful not to fall into that behavior. Thanks ladies.
Learning to let go and be loud and silly, bossy, but kind, a bit of an attention whore has created a beautiful life full of love and laughter. Acceptance is the answer to all your problems. Fantasizing freedom to be myself without apology.