Free for a minute – Creative writing

I realized today,

that perhaps

the best gift

I could ever get

is a few minutes of freedom.

Just a little bit of time,

free of the overwhelming expectations,

rules,

judgements,

bad assumptions,

blame,

or guilt

that occupies,

every minute,

every day,

every night.

 

Freedom to be me as I am.

Freedom to feel like I do.

Freedom to do want I want.

Freedom to say what comes to mind.

Freedom to go wherever I want.

Freedom to be with whoever I want.

Freedom to have my opinion.

Freedom from guilt about things that aren’t my fault.

Freedom from shame for things that happened, things I did and mostly things I didn’t do.

Freedom from false judgement.

Freedom to look like I do.

Freedom to exist.

 

Maybe this is too hard to explain,

how could you ever understand

my desperate want,

maybe need,

to be free

to just be me

as I am,

naturally,

and still,

be accepted,

wanted,

and have a place in the world.

 

Submitted by Julie to be published under, It’s Time To Get Honest, name.

To All Emotionally Women Broken From An Abusive Relationship. – Shahida Arabi.

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“This is for you, the one whose soul is weary, whose heart is battered, whose wounds may be invisible but just as devastating. The one who is tired of the endless, nonsensical arguments. The one is exhausted from trying to salvage something that is slowly killing her day in and day out. I want you to remember your worth and purpose in this world. I want you to reawaken your power.

I want you to know that it is okay to leave the people who are harming you. It is okay to not be okay for a while. It’s okay to take the time to be alone and rebuild the life you seek.

I want you to savor the beauty of your solitude, no matter what your relationship status. I want you to be a fighter in a world that teaches women they are only valuable if they are chosen by a man. I want you to inspire those around you by speaking so gently and lovingly to yourself that the cruelty and judgment of others melts away into the distance. I want all your naysayers to be overshadowed by the wildness of your strength. I want you to be the warrior woman they never saw coming.”

read more at For All The Women Broken By An Emotionally Abusive Relationship | Thought Catalog

This Is How You Will Hurt – Nikita Gill

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This is how you will hurt.

It will be a sunny day and you are still in your room, your curtains drawn to keep the light out, your body shaking under a blanket that just won’t warm you up, but then again, you haven’t felt warm since the day it happened. It is like he took every bit of warmth from your soul, and the only way you will ever feel warm again is if the entire sun grew inside of you.

Your mother is knocking on the door. You pretend you don’t hear her. Your greatest deception since it happened is trying so hard to be normal, and today you do not have the energy for it.

Today, you are going to stare into the darkest corner of your room and wonder why the darkness doesn’t do you a favour and swallow you whole.

read more at Trauma: This Is How You Will Hurt | Thought Catalog

I’m Exhausted From Trying ~ Quote

I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.

I’m exhausted from trying to look stronger than I feel.

I’m exhausted from trying to look strong.

I’m exhausted from trying.

I’m exhausted.

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