Love is hard work.

Con­tent note: talk of self-harm, sex­u­al assault, sui­cide.


I used to be a song­writer. Or at the least, a writer of poems. Then I basi­cal­ly stopped for a long, long time. For some rea­son, though, late­ly I’ve been turn­ing back to poet­ry to express some of my thoughts. So I share this with you all (though it was orig­i­nal­ly meant only for me, but I think maybe I should share more per­son­al things on here that might not be so pol­ished).


I used to pinch my skin all over,
enough to hurt but not scar.
Punch my thighs, wrench bel­ly fat
con­fide to myself, “you’re worth­less.”

My beau­ty was just aver­age,
but my ugly was beyond com­pare.
My suc­cess­es, just pass­able
but my fail­ures all-con­sum­ing.

you’re worth­less”
punch
worth­less
pinch
worth­less
wrench
worth­less
slump and cry

26 years takes a toll on a girl.

A year ago, I bought pants that fit 1
in a moment of clar­i­ty, a vision of hope.
The fog rolled in, just like always.
“Still worth­less” droned on in a chant.

The weath­er warmed.
I dared to wear a skirt of my own free will 2
It used to mean sell­ing my soul
but when paired with san­dals
even for an hour one evening
I felt like I could almost breathe.

Swel­ter­ing sum­mer, the call of a lake
I pulled on a swim­suit —
my breasts were impres­sive. 3
I wor­ried, remem­ber­ing the time they were not my own. 4
“Worth­less slut” mur­mured in my ears
I cringed, but I wore it any­way.

Fall came. I bought orange nail pol­ish. 5
I nev­er real­ly wore it before.
I stared in won­der at the vibran­cy of my fin­ger­tips,
berat­ed myself for my van­i­ty.
But I kept the pol­ish any­way.

I let my leg hair grow long and soft,
won­der­ing if I could find beau­ty,
if this made me a Real Fem­i­nist now.
I stroked my calves,
an inter­nal wind rustling
and “worth­less” took a breath.
I decid­ed there’s some­thing to both hair & smooth­ness —
the cov­er­ing & uncov­er­ing are both sacred.

I rang in the New Year dream­ing of death 6
while sup­press­ing plan­ning my sui­cide,
while “worth­less” drowned out any hope.

26 years takes a toll on a girl.

A week lat­er, I start­ed wear­ing make­up 7
— any­thing to dis­tract the self-loathing.
My lined eyes widened, glossed lips part­ed:
“I look good” breathed hes­i­tant­ly — a bat­tle cry.

This week, I’ve bro­ken down dai­ly.
This is where the self-harm would begin.

But I’ve start­ed new rit­u­als.

pour oil in bath water
“you’re worth it”
pull razors safe­ly across legs
“you’re worth it”
moist­en my face
“you’re worth it”
dab col­or on skin
“you’re worth it”
pull on pret­ty clothes
“you’re worth it”
drink plen­ty of water
“you’re worth it”
paint col­or on nails
“you’re worth it”
go to bed when I’m tired
“you’re worth it”
eat food that I want
“you’re worth it”
make art when I’m scared
“you’re worth it”
spend time with my friends
“you’re worth it”

worth it
worth it
worth it
my god, am I real­ly worth it?

26 years takes a toll on a girl
and love is hard work.

But that’s okay.
I’m worth it.

144 Comments

  1. Terahlyanwë on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Worth it. The first time I said that out loud to myself, I cried. You’re worth it. 🙂

  2. Terahlyanwë on February 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Worth it. The first time I said that out loud to myself, I cried. You’re worth it. 🙂

  3. Marie on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    very poignant!

  4. Marie on February 27, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    very poignant!

  5. Sheila on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    You are indeed worth it, we have all felt worth­less before but it is worth it to get your­self up and live again. thanks for shar­ing

  6. Kate Burton on May 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    thank you for being so hon­est. I have bat­tled for a long time with sim­i­lar feel­ings. Thanks for shar­ing

  7. Karen @ Mended Musings on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    This is amaz­ing and beau­ti­ful and some­thing I relate to.

  8. Soul & Paradise on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    This is very mov­ing and very rel­e­vant. Thanks for shar­ing, it’s very brave!

  9. Soul & Paradise on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    This is very mov­ing and very rel­e­vant. Thanks for shar­ing, it’s very brave!

  10. words4jp on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    this is a very inspir­ing post. i am still strug­gling with the wor­thi­ness part of life.

  11. moodsnmoments on May 18, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    so so so worth it!!!! love is hard work and hard work pays off…so keep at it. good luck and thanks for shar­ing. It takes some­one real brave to be able to say this out loud. way to go!!!!

  12. ilovethemountains on May 18, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    First time I have ever read any­thing on Word­Press. Love that it was your poem. Beau­ti­ful­ly told and very mov­ing. You are def­i­nite­ly “worth it.”

  13. christjesusfollower on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Worth it indeed! #blessed­tore­adthis!

  14. Darling and Sir on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Very pow­er­ful.

    ~Dar­ling

  15. Rii the Wordsmith on May 18, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    My good­ness, self-love is such hard work! I love how well this poem express­es that. And I’m so hap­py for you, that you are head­ed towards the ‘worth-it’ end of things, away from the ‘worth­less’ end.

  16. godtisx on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Brave acts and poem. Cheers to you.

  17. chynaj on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    u are very rel­e­vant to life even though u feel a cer­tain way about some­thing roll it off ur shoul­der

    • Dani on May 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you. I hard­ly let things roll off my shoul­ders, but thanks. 🙂

  18. Dina on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    you are so worth it! this is bril­liant and keep writ­ing…

  19. inmytwisteddreams on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Awe­some!!

  20. lesleystrutt on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Brave! Won­der­ful!!!!

  21. Sheila on March 12, 2014 at 11:53 am

    You are indeed worth it, we have all felt worth­less before but it is worth it to get your­self up and live again. thanks for shar­ing

  22. Kate Burton on March 12, 2014 at 11:59 am

    thank you for being so hon­est. I have bat­tled for a long time with sim­i­lar feel­ings. Thanks for shar­ing

  23. Karen @ Mended Musings on March 12, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    This is amaz­ing and beau­ti­ful and some­thing I relate to.

  24. Bethany Hatheway on May 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    This is won­der­ful. You’re right, lov­ing your­self is hard work.

  25. Soul & Paradise on March 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    This is very mov­ing and very rel­e­vant. Thanks for shar­ing, it’s very brave!

  26. annkantx on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    So much tal­ent. So wor­thy. You are on your way. The love­ly thing about the hell of pain is that the joy you will know one day will be in direct pro­por­tion to the pain you have endured. Good things wait for you. Keep writ­ing!

  27. words4jp on March 12, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    this is a very inspir­ing post. i am still strug­gling with the wor­thi­ness part of life.

  28. moodsnmoments on March 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    so so so worth it!!!! love is hard work and hard work pays off…so keep at it. good luck and thanks for shar­ing. It takes some­one real brave to be able to say this out loud. way to go!!!!

  29. ilovethemountains on March 12, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    First time I have ever read any­thing on Word­Press. Love that it was your poem. Beau­ti­ful­ly told and very mov­ing. You are def­i­nite­ly “worth it.”

  30. deepbluesandseafoamgreens on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Too beau­ti­ful.
    Yes, being too beau­ti­ful is pos­si­ble. Espe­cial­ly here; well done.

  31. bessieandjess on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I hope you con­tin­ue to write this pow­er­ful­ly, words every girl can relate to!

  32. afope on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    You are tal­ent­ed and you are worth it! Tell that to your­self every­day. Love­ly work.

  33. christjesusfollower on March 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Worth it indeed! #blessed­tore­adthis!

  34. larindyy on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I appre­ci­ate you post­ing this piece. It is so per­son­al. It express­es much of your pain but the uplift­ing “worth it” over and over again is so pow­er­ful and pos­i­tive and strong. I hope you con­tin­ue to say that all day, all of your nights until it rings true in your heart and in your head. It is true. There is a rea­son you are here. love your­self, even if it is lit­tle by lit­tle until you love all of who you are inside and out.
    thanks again for post­ing.

  35. TenaciousM on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Great post!

  36. Darling and Sir on March 12, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Very pow­er­ful.

    ~Dar­ling

  37. Rii the Wordsmith on March 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    My good­ness, self-love is such hard work! I love how well this poem express­es that. And I’m so hap­py for you, that you are head­ed towards the ‘worth-it’ end of things, away from the ‘worth­less’ end.

  38. godtisx on March 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Brave acts and poem. Cheers to you.

  39. chynaj on March 12, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    u are very rel­e­vant to life even though u feel a cer­tain way about some­thing roll it off ur shoul­der

    • Dani on March 12, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you. I hard­ly let things roll off my shoul­ders, but thanks. 🙂

  40. forthelackofbetterthings on May 18, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    very pow­er­ful piece. every last word, worth it.

  41. Dina on March 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    you are so worth it! this is bril­liant and keep writ­ing…

  42. inmytwisteddreams on March 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Awe­some!!

  43. awax1217 on May 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I am now six­ty eight and the beau­ty you pos­sess is inside of you and you are worth every ounce of notic­ing it. Rock on.

  44. lesleystrutt on March 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Brave! Won­der­ful!!!!

  45. Sara (Turning Pages: Of Books on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    My beau­ty was just aver­age, but my ugly was beyond com­pare.”
    Wow — if these words don’t sum up all the hor­ri­ble feel­ings of self-loathing that a per­son can feel, I don’t know what does. Thank you so much for shar­ing this.

  46. Bethany Hatheway on March 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    This is won­der­ful. You’re right, lov­ing your­self is hard work.

  47. annkantx on March 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    So much tal­ent. So wor­thy. You are on your way. The love­ly thing about the hell of pain is that the joy you will know one day will be in direct pro­por­tion to the pain you have endured. Good things wait for you. Keep writ­ing!

  48. roisinchristina on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I nev­er thought I’d relate to some­thing like I did to this. Thank you.

  49. deepbluesandseafoamgreens on March 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Too beau­ti­ful.
    Yes, being too beau­ti­ful is pos­si­ble. Espe­cial­ly here; well done.

  50. bessieandjess on March 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I hope you con­tin­ue to write this pow­er­ful­ly, words every girl can relate to!

  51. afope on March 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    You are tal­ent­ed and you are worth it! Tell that to your­self every­day. Love­ly work.

  52. obzervashunal on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Fan­tas­tic!!! Hope lots of peo­ple feel­ing they aren’t worth it will read this…

  53. larindyy on March 12, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    I appre­ci­ate you post­ing this piece. It is so per­son­al. It express­es much of your pain but the uplift­ing “worth it” over and over again is so pow­er­ful and pos­i­tive and strong. I hope you con­tin­ue to say that all day, all of your nights until it rings true in your heart and in your head. It is true. There is a rea­son you are here. love your­self, even if it is lit­tle by lit­tle until you love all of who you are inside and out.
    thanks again for post­ing.

  54. anxiousandworried on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    You are worth it… I loved this you have such tal­ent… You are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the world with your writ­ing

  55. TenaciousM on March 12, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Great post!

  56. forthelackofbetterthings on March 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    very pow­er­ful piece. every last word, worth it.

  57. awax1217 on March 12, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    I am now six­ty eight and the beau­ty you pos­sess is inside of you and you are worth every ounce of notic­ing it. Rock on.

  58. literalnut on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    This is exact­ly what I need­ed to see at this moment.

  59. Sara (Turning Pages: Of Books and Life) on March 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    My beau­ty was just aver­age, but my ugly was beyond com­pare.”
    Wow — if these words don’t sum up all the hor­ri­ble feel­ings of self-loathing that a per­son can feel, I don’t know what does. Thank you so much for shar­ing this.

  60. roisinchristina on March 12, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I nev­er thought I’d relate to some­thing like I did to this. Thank you.

  61. obzervashunal on March 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Fan­tas­tic!!! Hope lots of peo­ple feel­ing they aren’t worth it will read this…

  62. dvinenow on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    You are worth to live a LIFE!!!! FLY — first love your­self. I wrote an affir­ma­tion to declare my wor­thi­ness for hap­pi­ness.. I hope it helps…check it out.

  63. anxiousandworried on March 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    You are worth it… I loved this you have such tal­ent… You are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the world with your writ­ing

  64. amandadawnclothier on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    You have been so brave. Nev­er give up — you are worth it, and at your age there is so much of life to expe­ri­ence. Keep search­ing for the good things x

  65. literalnut on March 13, 2014 at 12:05 am

    This is exact­ly what I need­ed to see at this moment.

  66. dvinenow on March 13, 2014 at 1:50 am

    You are worth to live a LIFE!!!! FLY — first love your­self. I wrote an affir­ma­tion to declare my wor­thi­ness for hap­pi­ness.. I hope it helps…check it out.

  67. debbieivins on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Thank you for being so raw and real. Your pain has been our gain, and you are send­ing out a rip­ple effect that will con­tin­ue to impact oth­ers. Thank you for your courage!

  68. youcancallmechot on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    It would be so rep­e­ti­tious to say that we all get that feel­ing, because we all do. But you’ve done real­ly great with that piece, its so trag­i­cal­ly beau­ti­ful and I hope that you were as inspired by it as I was 🙂

  69. springtimeangel on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Beau­ti­ful. Touch­ing. Pro­found. Thank you for remind­ing us that we are real­ly worth it!!

  70. amandadawnclothier on March 13, 2014 at 3:48 am

    You have been so brave. Nev­er give up — you are worth it, and at your age there is so much of life to expe­ri­ence. Keep search­ing for the good things x

  71. stuartrusty on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    You are always worth what­ev­er it you decide, a great piece of writ­ing, thank you.

  72. Nyawira on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Wow… touch­ing piece , thanks for shar­ing you pri­vate thoughts

  73. ecclestia on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Wor­thy beyond belief <3

  74. jmlindy422 on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    I love how this went from a place many peo­ple are famil­iar with to one where many of us would like to be. I’ve got that worth­less “worth­less” refrain in my head, too.

  75. debbieivins on March 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

    Thank you for being so raw and real. Your pain has been our gain, and you are send­ing out a rip­ple effect that will con­tin­ue to impact oth­ers. Thank you for your courage!

  76. youcancallmechot on March 13, 2014 at 6:51 am

    It would be so rep­e­ti­tious to say that we all get that feel­ing, because we all do. But you’ve done real­ly great with that piece, its so trag­i­cal­ly beau­ti­ful and I hope that you were as inspired by it as I was 🙂

  77. springtimeangel on March 13, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Beau­ti­ful. Touch­ing. Pro­found. Thank you for remind­ing us that we are real­ly worth it!!

  78. assetsandliabs on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    i loved it. I real­ly loved it.

  79. emilie lazo on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    That love­ly poem.… you are def­i­nite­ly worth it! Every­one deserves to be. 🙂

  80. stuartrusty on March 13, 2014 at 9:17 am

    You are always worth what­ev­er it you decide, a great piece of writ­ing, thank you.

  81. Nyawira on March 13, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Wow… touch­ing piece , thanks for shar­ing you pri­vate thoughts

  82. ecclestia on March 13, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Wor­thy beyond belief <3

  83. honestpolyamorist on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. Thank you for shar­ing this.

  84. shellahudaya on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Beau­ti­ful 🙂

  85. jmlindy422 on March 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I love how this went from a place many peo­ple are famil­iar with to one where many of us would like to be. I’ve got that worth­less “worth­less” refrain in my head, too.

  86. taintedsoul90 on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Wow. Just wow. I admire the way you took some­thing as com­mon and overused as love and turned it into some­thing dif­fer­ent. The love for one­self.

    Self image is a huge issue among so many young peo­ple these days and I think its soooo impor­tant that peo­ple such as your­self share their sto­ries and are open about their expe­ri­ences, because no body can under­stand what anoth­er is going through in quite the same way as some­one who has been there. You have the strength and abil­i­ty to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ples lives through your writ­ing and I hope youll con­tin­ue. I also hope you will find the courage to maybe branch out one day and speak pub­li­cal­ly about your strug­gles with self image and self worth, because I think you have what it takes to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence and save lives. All in good time.

    How­ev­er in the here and now you are worth it. You are beau­ti­ful and I believe every­one has a pur­pose in this life. We all face strug­gles and I believe our strug­gles are meant to teach us some­thing, so that we can use our knowl­edge to bet­ter our­selves and bet­ter our lives and the lives of those around us. You will touch many peo­ple with your words and with your expe­ri­ences, I just know it. The strength you have shines through your writ­ing and I am look­ing for­ward to read­ing more of your work.

  87. Mirza Usman on May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    actu­al­ly hard to sur­vive

  88. assetsandliabs on March 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    i loved it. I real­ly loved it.

  89. emilie lazo on March 13, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    That love­ly poem.… you are def­i­nite­ly worth it! Every­one deserves to be. 🙂

  90. S dot Love on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I love the fact that you lit­er­al­ly laid your soul bare for all of us to read. There are so many times when we for­get about how beau­ti­ful we tru­ly are because at one point or anoth­er, the scale was tipped toward the neg­a­tive side of things–even if only for a moment. You are more than worth it, no mat­ter what neg­a­tive thoughts try to creep into your mind. You shar­ing this can be the heal­ing that some­one out there may need. Thanks so much for your open­ness and hon­esty.

  91. honestpolyamorist on March 13, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Absolute­ly beau­ti­ful. Thank you for shar­ing this.

  92. shellahudaya on March 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Beau­ti­ful 🙂

  93. taintedsoul90 on March 13, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Wow. Just wow. I admire the way you took some­thing as com­mon and overused as love and turned it into some­thing dif­fer­ent. The love for one­self.

    Self image is a huge issue among so many young peo­ple these days and I think its soooo impor­tant that peo­ple such as your­self share their sto­ries and are open about their expe­ri­ences, because no body can under­stand what anoth­er is going through in quite the same way as some­one who has been there. You have the strength and abil­i­ty to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence in peo­ples lives through your writ­ing and I hope youll con­tin­ue. I also hope you will find the courage to maybe branch out one day and speak pub­li­cal­ly about your strug­gles with self image and self worth, because I think you have what it takes to real­ly make a dif­fer­ence and save lives. All in good time.

    How­ev­er in the here and now you are worth it. You are beau­ti­ful and I believe every­one has a pur­pose in this life. We all face strug­gles and I believe our strug­gles are meant to teach us some­thing, so that we can use our knowl­edge to bet­ter our­selves and bet­ter our lives and the lives of those around us. You will touch many peo­ple with your words and with your expe­ri­ences, I just know it. The strength you have shines through your writ­ing and I am look­ing for­ward to read­ing more of your work.

  94. Mirza Usman on March 13, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    actu­al­ly hard to sur­vive

  95. S dot Love on March 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I love the fact that you lit­er­al­ly laid your soul bare for all of us to read. There are so many times when we for­get about how beau­ti­ful we tru­ly are because at one point or anoth­er, the scale was tipped toward the neg­a­tive side of things–even if only for a moment. You are more than worth it, no mat­ter what neg­a­tive thoughts try to creep into your mind. You shar­ing this can be the heal­ing that some­one out there may need. Thanks so much for your open­ness and hon­esty.

  96. sxxdvibes on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Amaz­ing

  97. Conscientious Introvert on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Beau­ti­ful

  98. Eli Jenkins on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Thanks for shar­ing, keep shar­ing, youre worth it.

  99. sxxdvibes on March 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Amaz­ing

  100. Conscientious Introvert on March 13, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Beau­ti­ful

  101. namitasunder on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    sure…we all are worth it.…loved the way you pre­sent­ed it. self-debase­ment …we all fall prey to it but that is so destruc­tive. I feel like putting the orange nail pain today.…

  102. dosrinkaku on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You are worth it! 🙂 That’s the real beau­ty. Its inside you. Lov­ing your­self and telling your­self you are worth it! Good Job. =)

  103. Eli Jenkins on March 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Thanks for shar­ing, keep shar­ing, youre worth it.

  104. psychosomaticallyinlove on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Beau­ti­ful insight into one’s feel­ings. Thank you.

  105. namitasunder on March 14, 2014 at 3:55 am

    sure…we all are worth it.…loved the way you pre­sent­ed it. self-debase­ment …we all fall prey to it but that is so destruc­tive. I feel like putting the orange nail pain today.…

  106. dosrinkaku on March 14, 2014 at 4:14 am

    You are worth it! 🙂 That’s the real beau­ty. Its inside you. Lov­ing your­self and telling your­self you are worth it! Good Job. =)

  107. wideyewonders on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    So incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful, thank you

  108. psychosomaticallyinlove on March 14, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Beau­ti­ful insight into one’s feel­ings. Thank you.

  109. wideyewonders on March 14, 2014 at 10:32 am

    So incred­i­bly beau­ti­ful, thank you

  110. nerdycanuck on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Appre­ci­ate that this so gen­uine. Loved the post and look­ing for­ward to more.

  111. nerdycanuck on March 14, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    Appre­ci­ate that this so gen­uine. Loved the post and look­ing for­ward to more.

  112. countessabacus on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Love for our­selves is the BIGGEST life les­son. You are there, nail­ing it. Thank you for your raw hon­esty and courage. You shine sis­ter xxx

  113. countessabacus on March 15, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Love for our­selves is the BIGGEST life les­son. You are there, nail­ing it. Thank you for your raw hon­esty and courage. You shine sis­ter xxx

  114. Cinique on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    As I read your post, and the com­ments that fol­low, I reflect on how the con­flicts, fail­ures, accom­plish­ments, thoughts, feel­ings and rants of one per­son can relate, touch, heal, pen­e­trate, and inspire so many oth­ers. Worth can only be defined by those will­ing to pos­sess a thing, so as long as you live — your price­less.

  115. Kelia on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Your words could have been about me at more than one point in my life. This is very relat­able, right down to the nail pol­ish and con­cern about van­i­ty. Once we real­ize we can wear what we like too, that we are worth it peo­ple and not the oth­er imag­ined kind, life begins to open up more, as your work illus­trates beau­ti­ful­ly.

  116. Cinique on March 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    As I read your post, and the com­ments that fol­low, I reflect on how the con­flicts, fail­ures, accom­plish­ments, thoughts, feel­ings and rants of one per­son can relate, touch, heal, pen­e­trate, and inspire so many oth­ers. Worth can only be defined by those will­ing to pos­sess a thing, so as long as you live — your price­less.

  117. angeleakae on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Amen. Even­tu­al­ly those changed rit­u­als become rou­tines, and you will absolute­ly believe that you are worth it. Keep writ­ing, love. It’s inspired, and it helps… right? Keep going, you’re not only worth it, you’re price­less.

  118. Kelia on March 15, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Your words could have been about me at more than one point in my life. This is very relat­able, right down to the nail pol­ish and con­cern about van­i­ty. Once we real­ize we can wear what we like too, that we are worth it peo­ple and not the oth­er imag­ined kind, life begins to open up more, as your work illus­trates beau­ti­ful­ly.

  119. angeleakae on March 15, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    Amen. Even­tu­al­ly those changed rit­u­als become rou­tines, and you will absolute­ly believe that you are worth it. Keep writ­ing, love. It’s inspired, and it helps… right? Keep going, you’re not only worth it, you’re price­less.

  120. greatredwoman on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You are not alone

  121. greatredwoman on March 16, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    You are not alone

  122. yogasuji on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Im so glad you shared this. We’ve all been there. Its help­ful to find a place inside where you are safe and loved. Thank you I was very moved

  123. jailove17 on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Wow that poem real­ly made my day. You are worth it indeed. You are a great writer if it is your pas­sion then WRITE. Don’t let any­one stop you.

  124. yogasuji on March 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Im so glad you shared this. We’ve all been there. Its help­ful to find a place inside where you are safe and loved. Thank you I was very moved

  125. jailove17 on March 17, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Wow that poem real­ly made my day. You are worth it indeed. You are a great writer if it is your pas­sion then WRITE. Don’t let any­one stop you.

  126. Tori Harris on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Inspir­ing!

  127. TidesCenterforGrowth on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Yes, YOU are WORTH IT! Thank you for shar­ing such a per­son­al piece. It beau­ti­ful­ly depict­ed the dif­fi­cult jour­ney one may go through bat­tling with the neg­a­tive inter­nal mes­sages for­mu­lat­ed dur­ing painful expe­ri­ences. There’s such pow­er and strength in you for tak­ing con­trol and con­scious­ly choos­ing to engage in a dif­fer­ent dia­logue with your­self. YOURE WORTH IT!

  128. Tori Harris on March 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Inspir­ing!

  129. guchubrenda on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Great piece!

  130. TidesCenterforGrowth on March 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Yes, YOU are WORTH IT! Thank you for shar­ing such a per­son­al piece. It beau­ti­ful­ly depict­ed the dif­fi­cult jour­ney one may go through bat­tling with the neg­a­tive inter­nal mes­sages for­mu­lat­ed dur­ing painful expe­ri­ences. There’s such pow­er and strength in you for tak­ing con­trol and con­scious­ly choos­ing to engage in a dif­fer­ent dia­logue with your­self. YOURE WORTH IT!

  131. guchubrenda on March 18, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Great piece!

  132. foodradical on May 18, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    Fan­tas­tic writ­ing! Thank you for being brave and shar­ing.

  133. foodradical on March 18, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Fan­tas­tic writ­ing! Thank you for being brave and shar­ing.

  134. klandry1 on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    I real­ly need­ed to hear this. Thank you for shar­ing this. You are worth it. I love the turn-around at the end.

  135. klandry1 on March 20, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    I real­ly need­ed to hear this. Thank you for shar­ing this. You are worth it. I love the turn-around at the end.

  136. kelzbelzphotography on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Beau­ti­ful. (From an ex harmer) be proud to have writ­ten such a won­der­ful piece

  137. kelzbelzphotography on March 22, 2014 at 2:22 am

    Beau­ti­ful. (From an ex harmer) be proud to have writ­ten such a won­der­ful piece

  138. Dr Jekyll Mommy Hide on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    With every word, I felt you. You are an artist, very tal­ent­ed. Con­tin­ue to share your deep­est thoughts, I’m fol­low­ing for sure!

  139. Dr Jekyll Mommy Hide on March 24, 2014 at 12:55 am

    With every word, I felt you. You are an artist, very tal­ent­ed. Con­tin­ue to share your deep­est thoughts, I’m fol­low­ing for sure!

  140. afsheenanjum on May 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Con­grat­u­la­tions to be on fresh­ly pressed page.

  141. afsheenanjum on March 25, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Con­grat­u­la­tions to be on fresh­ly pressed page.

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