I didn’t choose the path I’ve had to walk, It chose me.
Sometimes, you don’t get a choice, you do what you have to do to keep going.
You fight and struggle for so long, you stop remembering that life can be any other way.
I stopped seeing the beauty of life all around me because I had lost myself in the fight for my survival.
I was no longer living, I was simply existing.
There comes a time when you had to step back and remember who you are.
Fight for your purpose and stop going through the motions.
I was done living day to day and holding my breath waiting for the next disaster.
I’m meant for more than that.
I’ve not only survived the flames, I’ve become the fire.
No more holding on by a thread; instead, I’m attacking my days with intense passion and a fully awakened soul.
Somewhere along the way, I chose to stop being miserable and I decided to choose happiness.
I’m not saying I don’t have hard days and don’t cry in the shower sometimes, but I learned to elevate what I would accept from my life.
Forget trying to dance in the rain and celebrating the storm, give me the sunlight and show me the way to beautiful moments.
I’m still going to worry about all the things I can’t control and I’ll probably still lay awake in bed thinking about everything and everyone.
Being strong doesn’t mean I am carefree and easy going, it means I can handle anything my life throws at me.
I’m not a survivor, I’m a warrior.
I forged my mettle in the fires of struggle and rose stronger out of the ashes of my failures.
I love hard and live passionately, and I won’t ever settle or be demeaned.
My life, my terms, my joy.
I’m letting the rest go while I chase my dreams.
I’m not easy to love but I’m worth it.
I give everything my all and I don’t accept anything less than the best from my people, from myself and from love.
I’m not playing the game, I’m rewriting the rules on who I am and what I want.
But, through it all, at the end of the day, what I want is very simple.
I just want to be happy, strong and soulfully alive…the way I choose, on my terms.
Rain or shine, I’m always going to be at the top,
Shining brightly and smiling.