Hi, I know you think you know me, but the truth is, you know the old version of me.
The broken, sad and weaker me is the person you you’re familiar with..
But that’s not who I am anymore.
I couldn’t stay in that place and ever be happy, so I made a choice.
I chose to pick up my broken pieces, figure out who I was and slowly put back together a better, wiser and stronger me.
So, yes, I’m a vastly changed person.
Where I was and who I used to be doesn’t define who I’ve become nor where I am going.
Sure, there are little cracks where the jagged pieces of my soul fit together, but that’s how the light gets in.
The person you thought you knew isn’t me anymore.
In the place of a weaker, hurting person stands a stronger and bolder me.
I won’t let people treat me poorly any longer and I will never settle for anything less than the best again.
This is my life and I’m standing up and taking back my pride, dignity and self respect.
And for those who can’t accept the new and improved me?
Well, let’s shake hands and part as friends, because the people I want in my life are the ones who will be supportive and in my corner, no matter what goes down.
I’m headed in a new direction and I’m learning how to finally fly.
It’s taken me a long time to get here and there’s been a lot of failure, disappointment and struggle along the way.
But I’m still standing and now, I’m growing.
No matter what life throws at me, I refuse to give up, stand aside or be disregarded.
I did that for too long and let myself be taken advantage of by too many people.
That ends here.
Because I learned something as I climbed out of rock bottom:
I’m worthy of love, I’m always going to be good enough and I’ll never have to remind the right people of that.
So, as I stretch out my arms and welcome a new day,
I can feel the sun shining on my face and the light in my heart glowing.
It’s a new chapter, a new me and there’s nothing I can’t do.
For all those that doubt me, I’ll only say one thing:
Just watch me.
Life is about to get really, really good.
And I can’t wait.
I’ve waited all my life for these days, and I know that I deserve every bit of this happiness.