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Alone again

It's always been me

By Saso ElsaiedPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Throughout my life, I have always stood by myself. I have faced challenges, setbacks, and obstacles on my own, with no one to lean on or guide me. Despite this lack of support from others, I have always found the strength and resilience within myself to keep moving forward.

When times were tough, I was the one who picked myself up and dusted myself off. I was the one who encouraged myself and believed in my own abilities. I faced my fears head-on and pushed myself to overcome them, relying solely on my own determination and perseverance.

While others may have doubted me or turned away when times were hard, I never wavered in my own self-belief. I knew that I had the power within me to face any challenge that came my way, and I refused to let anyone else's opinions or actions dictate my own path.

I realized that not everyone deserves a seat at my table. For years, I have put my worth and value in the hands of others, seeking validation and approval from those around me. I found myself constantly letting people in who did not truly care about me or have my best interest at heart.

I came to understand that I am the one who determines my self-worth and happiness, not anyone else. I learned that it is okay to set boundaries and only allow those who uplift and support me into my inner circle. It's important to surround myself with people who genuinely care about me and my well-being, rather than those who bring negativity and toxicity into my life.

By recognizing my own worth and standing up for myself, I have found a newfound sense of confidence and empowerment. I have learned to prioritize my own happiness and well-being, rather than constantly seeking approval from others. I have come to realize that I am enough just as I am, and I don't need anyone else to validate my worth.

Growing up, I always believed that I needed someone else by my side in order to be happy and achieve my goals. Whether it was a romantic partner, friend, or family member, I felt like I couldn't do it alone. But as I started to navigate through life and face challenges on my own, I slowly began to realize that I am capable of finding happiness and success all by myself.

I discovered that I am strong, determined, and resilient. I have the power within me to overcome obstacles and achieve my dreams without relying on anyone else. I don't need validation or approval from others to feel content with who I am. I can stand tall and proud of the person I have become, knowing that I am enough just as I am.

Being alone doesn't have to equate to loneliness. I have learned to cherish my own company and embrace solitude as a time for self-reflection and growth. I have found inner peace and fulfillment in moments of quiet solitude, where I can connect with my thoughts and emotions on a deeper level.

I learned that my self-worth and self-esteem play a significant role in how I interact with others. When I am confident in who I am and what I bring to the table, it shines through in my interactions. I no longer seek validation or approval from others because I know that I am already enough. And that sense of self-assurance radiates outwards, attracting people who value and appreciate me for who I am.

I know that this may mean some relationships will change or even come to an end, but I've come to accept that that's okay. I refuse to settle for anything less than what I deserve. I deserve to be surrounded by people who lift me up, support me, and value me just as much as I value them.

In conclusion, the journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance is a unique and personal experience for each individual. "It's always been me" reminds us that we have the power within ourselves to embrace who we are and live authentically. By acknowledging our true selves and embracing our imperfections, we can find a sense of inner peace and fulfillment. Remember, it's okay to be yourself and to be proud of the person you are becoming. Embrace your uniqueness, for it has always been you.

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  • Manisha Dhalani2 months ago

    This is beautifully penned and very relatable. Alone doesn't mean lonely, always. Well done!

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