It’s time for me to own it. I am who I am and I am proud of the woman I am and the one I am becoming. I have failed and recovered. I have cowered and stood tall. I know what it all feels like to love, to lose, to fear, to hope. I know what it feels like to be alone, to be abandoned, to be afraid. I have experienced these feelings as a result of lovers, family, friends, employers, schools. Everything that has influenced me and mattered to me has let me down at one point or another. I’ve let myself down. And I’ve picked myself back up.
But through this I’m finding my voice. I’m finding that those traits in me that I once feared: my drive, my passion, my creativity, my humor, my attitude, my intensity, my sexuality, my intelligence, my sensitivity. These traits won’t hold me back! These traits will set me free!
It’s time for me to own it.