Recently, I have undergone some changes in my life that have been substantial for my personal growth and have truly changed my perspective. I do not wish to go into the details of it, and I do not need to in order to deliver the message that I want to.
I have learned that what I believe in and my personal narrative doesn’t need to be backed up by a list of reasons why I think that. I do not need to put together an alibi to excuse myself for feeling or thinking the way I do.
Every single day is an opportunity for growth, and I refuse to let myself, or anybody reading this, believe that their lives should take into account other people before their own. You shouldn’t have to follow the narrative someone else writes for you. You do not need to blindly agree to whatever someone else says or expects of you to avoid confrontation and prove your worth.
Worth isn’t something that should be proven, it’s inherent.
It is not selfish to do what is best for you. That is called survival. If you take any message way from this post, I want it to be this:
No matter what people say about you, you know your truth. Regardless of what changes happen in your life, you are the person who controls it. Only you can decide what narrative you write, and you do not need to please people if you do not want to. You are your own person, you may be someone’s significant other, friend or stranger – you may be anything – but first and foremost, you belong to yourself. You are valid on your own.
The presence of someone else’s pleasure is never worth more than your own.