And then for the first time I stand to my feet but not because someone held out their hand to me…
Because it was time!
I have been allowing the world to knock me down, allowing your words to cut me.
Chasing to become this false ideal of who you want me to be.
I allowed myself to drown in my own tears. I suffocated myself by holding my own breath hoping to not make a mistake.
But no longer will I allow others to determine what my strength is… because now I stand!
I stand to my feet wiping my tears and exhaling what I’ve inhaled for so long. I am worth being seen as strength because I am strength. I survived, and I am still here. I rise because I am worth rising for…