I don't want to be subdued anymore. For too long I stifled myself. It's my own fault. I didn't want to stand out or be noticed. So I became more cookie cutter. I blended in. I did my best to become invisible. I lost myself.
And it's not that I want to be "seen" now. I want to be me. I want to wear what I want to wear and be comfortable in it, not worrying what someone else may think. This is who I am. I want to let that girl out.
I won't silence myself any longer. I won't stuff myself into a mold in which I do not fit. I dare to be "different" - even though we are all different. I dare to stand out in a crowd. I dare to be my own size, wear my hair however I want to, and parade around with the utmost confidence I can muster. I may even dare people to turn in my direction, wondering who I am and what I'm all about.
Because that's who I am deep down, God damnit. I was never one for fitting in.
I spent too much time feeling as though I didn't belong and my efforts to do so got me nowhere.
Now I see I don't need to belong anywhere. I just need to be me. Truly and fully.
I need to be authentic to myself. The real real me.
I won't silence myself another day. Because my worth does not come from how I look or who people want me to be.
I am worthy just as I am. Little ol' me.