No, I’m Not Who I Used To Be

I’m who I am today.

I don’t ask anyone to like me though it’s nice if you do. I’ve been hurt. I’ve gone through a lot of shit. I’ve experienced immeasurable moments of joy, found happiness and work to live life rather than survive it everyday. All of this has made me who I am today. Over the years so many things have happened–the little things, the big things. Everything. As time marches forward, no one remains the same person. People tell me I’ve changed. They see it in me and on my face. Well, of course I’ve changed. I’m not going to stay the same person. A life well-lived does that to people.

It is an environment of being heard, understood and finding myself finally well-loved that my worth has grown, the weight lifted,  my heart has expanded.