The girl who used to be me

There once was a girl

A girl afraid of her own light

A girl afraid of herself

A girl who didn’t belong

Not to the world

Not to herself

She wandered lonely as Wordsworth’s cloud

A girl always expecting the sky to fall, like Henny Penny

A girl afraid of her talents A girl stuck forever in the shadow of her abuse

A girl who feared the world was judging herA girl afraid of attachment

A girl living in a cocoon That girl is a grown woman now!

She is not afraid anymore!

She lives in her own light!

She is a grown woman now!

My dear friend doubt pays a visit from time to time, always to tell me I might fail

My friend past shows sometimes and always wants to stay longer than planned

On such days, I smile and allow them to share their stories…

And I remind them,

I am a grown woman now!

I belong here!

rachel

It’s true I still don’t have all the answers and doubt creeps in now and again, but I don’t mind. As long as I remember, I am here! Here in the present! And at this present moment, I am whole!

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