I am not the house I grew up in.
I am not the family I grew up with.
I am not the words they used to put me down.
They said I couldn't make it to college,
They said I would fail.
But I am on the journey to prove them wrong.
I am not the mistakes I have made.
I am not the loss my life has dealt with.
I am not the conflicts that have, at times, held me back.
So many things in life can really hold people back,
But there is no beauty in a perfect life,
There is only conflict. Nothing is ever handed to you on a silver platter.
But I know,
a sociable girl
an independent girl
a mature girl
an intelligent girl
and most of all,
I am myself.
I will only ever be myself,
and I could not be happier.