"Do you love yourself?" "Yes, I do." I paused, "But not enough." I love myself to know when I'm going against my beliefs, to feel confident enough to speak up when someone I'm close with has hurt me. I love myself to make sure I eat and shower regularly because I use to forget when … Continue reading With Intention
I think we should stop being friends for awhile. I know, it's so sudden and I just saw you last week. So why now? Why after all the support and love you've given me, what more can you do for me keep you around? Nothing because you've done enough. But you aren't enough. If that … Continue reading Bad Friend
And I relied on you to show me what I deserved. Even though I woke up every morning knowing it was much more than you were willing to give. It wasn't as though I wanted to ignore the signs that stared me in the face. Just for some reason my ability to comprehend disappeared when … Continue reading Resilience
Through drunk slurs and half opened eyes, I tried to tell him that I knew I was just a convenience for him. That while she was gone, I was her placeholder. Although I didn't like the position I was given, loneliness kept me there. He dismissed my comments, claiming I was just too drunk. So … Continue reading Don’t Use Me, Please.
I spat the words out, leaving a bad taste in my mouth. How could I use these moments to speak so lowly of myself? I paused cause I was my greatest friend. I needed to speak gently to myself. It didn't work. Disgusting and worthless. The words felt like labels on my forehead. And I … Continue reading Words of Affirmation