Love is hard work.

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.

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!!!!

  13. 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.”

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

    Worth it indeed! #blessedtoreadthis!

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

    Very powerful.

    ~Darling

  16. 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.

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

    Brave acts and poem. Cheers to you.

  18. 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. 🙂

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

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

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

    Awesome!!

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

    Brave! Wonderful!!!!

  22. 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

  23. 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

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

    This is amazing and beautiful and something I relate to.

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

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

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

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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.

  29. 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!!!!

  30. 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.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Worth it indeed! #blessedtoreadthis!

  35. 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.

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

    Great post!

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

    Very powerful.

    ~Darling

  38. 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.

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

    Brave acts and poem. Cheers to you.

  40. 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. 🙂

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

    very powerful piece. every last word, worth it.

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

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

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

    Awesome!!

  44. 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.

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

    Brave! Wonderful!!!!

  46. 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.

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

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

  48. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  54. 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.

  55. 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

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

    Great post!

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

    very powerful piece. every last word, worth it.

  58. 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.

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

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

  60. 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.

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

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

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

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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

  65. 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

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

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

  67. 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.

  68. 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!

  69. 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 🙂

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

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

  71. 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

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

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

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

    Wow… touching piece , thanks for sharing you private thoughts

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

    Worthy beyond belief <3

  75. 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.

  76. 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!

  77. 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 🙂

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

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

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

    i loved it. I really loved it.

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

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

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

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

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

    Wow… touching piece , thanks for sharing you private thoughts

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

    Worthy beyond belief <3

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

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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

    Beautiful 🙂

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

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

    actually hard to survive

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

    i loved it. I really loved it.

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

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

  91. 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.

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

    Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this.

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

    Beautiful 🙂

  94. 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.

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

    actually hard to survive

  96. 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.

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

    Amazing

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

    Beautiful

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

    Thanks for sharing, keep sharing, youre worth it.

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

    Amazing

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

    Beautiful

  102. 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….

  103. 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. =)

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

    Thanks for sharing, keep sharing, youre worth it.

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

    Beautiful insight into one’s feelings. Thank you.

  106. 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….

  107. 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. =)

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

    So incredibly beautiful, thank you

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

    Beautiful insight into one’s feelings. Thank you.

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

    So incredibly beautiful, thank you

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

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

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

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

  113. 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

  114. 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

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

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

    You are not alone

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

    You are not alone

  123. 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

  124. 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.

  125. 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

  126. 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.

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

    Inspiring!

  128. 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. YOU’RE WORTH IT!

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

    Inspiring!

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

    Great piece!

  131. 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. YOU’RE WORTH IT!

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

    Great piece!

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

    Fantastic writing! Thank you for being brave and sharing.

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

    Fantastic writing! Thank you for being brave and sharing.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

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

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

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

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

  139. 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!

  140. 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!

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

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    Congratulations to be on freshly pressed page.

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