"I am who I am. Somedays I exude more bad than good, somedays I cuss more than I should and if that makes me imperfect, flawed, lost, or confused for that day, then so be it - I am who I am. I will not always be immersed in positivity. I go through various emotions as I go through the motions. With all good, comes bad, and I take it as it comes and continue to push on. My attitude will always be a reflection of what I am going through. If I could fool the world into thinking I was perfect, I would, just to save myself. It is easier to reveal the sides of me that are appealing to the eye and mind, but then I would be disguising all that is mine. I cannot deny my heart of what it feels for the convenience of others. I cannot deprive myself of the feelings and opinions that I am entitled to, just to keep peace with my enemies. I will express my feelings as I feel them. I am not here to show you what you want to see, I am here to be me in my entirety. I am made up of delicate pieces, and some of these pieces will go misunderstood, but that does not grant authorization to judge or criticize me. I am made up of many things - feelings, memories, colors, energies, races, places, scars, and faces. I have seen a lot, and have experienced more. When you combine these pieces, you are bound to stumble upon some unpleasantries. I battle demons I wish I never entertained. I’ve said things I wish I could’ve contained, but the angels inside me overpower the demons beneath me. I may not always be immersed in positivity, but I am immersed in His grace. If you can’t forgive me for being shamelessly and fearlessly true to who I am, He will. I don’t live my life to seek the approval of yours. Criticizing me will not change my truth, it will only expose yours. I will not apologize for my imperfections. I am doing the best I can, with what I know. Just because I have room for growth, doesn’t mean I’m not already seeking knowledge. I have given my soul patience to evolve into all that it craves to become. There is negativity that lives inside me, but that is not who I am. I am what my life has made me to be. I know only from what I’ve lived. My life may differ from yours, but that doesn’t make yours better, it only makes it different. I have my bad days, but that doesn’t make me a bad person. Life is full of lessons that I’ve yet to learn. As long as I am living, I will continue learning. I welcome growth within me, but I understand that patience must be present for growth to occur. So I ask that you be patient, with yourself, with others, and with me. Understand that we all our living according to our own time."
if i spend thousands of dollars on a wedding dress im gonna wear it to the movies sometimes
I like people who are learning to like themselves. Support people on the path to self confidence.
"It’ll be a burden and a pain. And your life will never be what it was supposed to be. But you’ll be proud of yourself."
Omar Epps and Dr. Foreman on House (via nerizworld)