I Choose Me

Today, I decided that I wasn’t going to feel sorry for myself,
Today, I decided that I was going to trust and accept the way I truly felt,
Today, I decided to choose me.

Today, I decided that no matter what they say- only I was in control of my future,
Today, I decided that words weren’t enough anymore- action was needed.
Today, I decided to choose me.

Today, I decided that I needed to dig deep within myself,
Today, I decided that enough was enough,
That I could no longer ignore the depth of my sadness,
Today, I decided to choose me.

Today, I decided the empty voices in my head would not win
Today, I decided I was going to step up to the challenge laid out for me,
And embrace the change ahead.
Today I decided to choose me.

Today, I decided I wouldn’t be disrespected again,
not by myself or anyone else.
Today, I decided to choose hope over fear.
Today I decided to choose me.

October 2019- R1

Illustrator: Sacree Frangine