” Slowly but surely, I’ve been embracing the parts of me that I’ve always kept hidden. I laugh more and cry less. I’m more open to expressing myself in ways that I couldn’t before. I chase my goals, dreams & desires harder. Embracing all that makes me, me. All that allows me to do more than just function within this society. “
The majority of my life has been me placing the emotions and feelings of others over mine. I would internalize what was happening around me or to me, and I would struggle to express how I felt and just trapped it all inside. I subjected myself to treatment that I did not deserve. All because I was trying to be the person that I felt that other people deserved. I also assumed that people would shift how they treated me IF I continued to treat them well. Boy, was I wrong.