i've woken up.
i have spent the past couple of weeks contemplating my self worth.
perhaps less eloquent sounding.
i've, more so, been wallowing in feeling of little worth.
ive asked myself why.
and its for several reasons.
only one of which is of fault of my own: that i have distanced myself from God.
it was slow and gradual. and it was through not doing the seemingly "little" things that may be disguised as too simple, or insignificant.
but thats a lie.
i am not your ex girlfriend
i am not the girl in the pornography clips
i am not the blonde, long haired beauty on the magazine cover in the grocery store
i am not size two, i am not even a C cup
i am not tall or proportionate
i am not always selfless
i am not the most paid or the smartest girl in the class
i am not the best singer or baker
i am not the most righteous and giving
i am not perfect
and im not sorry
I AM AWESOME
i am in control of myself
i am a runner and a sister and a missionary and a hard worker and a creator
i am able to make myself happy
i am flawed
i am tan and overly proud of being barely italian
i am in love with wes anderson films, moved by great musicians, and captivated by gorgeous places in nature
i am honest
i know where to turn for help, for direction, for strength
i am going to be an amazing MOTHER
i am smart and strong and stable
i am real
and yeah, i poop and fart and burp
i have a good heart, talents that can help others, and im trying to be better everyday
i am a disciple of Jesus Christ
I AM BEAUTIFUL
i am happy with simple things
i am trying
i am a good girl
and i have so much love to give one good man
I am pretty f ing alright.
and i only want to be loved for who I REALLY AM
for my flaws
all of it.
the real me.
i can do hard things
its always darkest before the dawn