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.

Peace Of Mind Is Precious – Quote

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“Peace of mind is a precious thing. Protect it at all costs!”

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Toxic Is Toxic – Quote

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“It doesn’t matter who they are, toxic. Do yourself a favour and walk away.”

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No One Is Listening – Quote

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‘Be a bully, be a brute, but no one is listening as I walk away.”

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Be Prepared – Quote

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‘If you wish to be a warrior prepare to get broken, if you wish to be an explorer prepare to get lost and if you wish to be a lover prepare to be both.”

Everything Was Out Of Control – Quote

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‘I knew in my heart.

I knew in my soul.

It wasn’t me that was wrong,

everything was out of control.”

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Destroy The Monsters – Quote

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“Destroy that part of you that searches for angels in places you know monsters exist.” – Erin Van Vuren

Don’t Let Boys Be Mean – Quote

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“Do your squats,

eat your vegetables,

wear red lipstick,

and don’t let boys be mean to you.” 

You Deserve To Be Fucking Loved

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“This morning I woke up and reminded myself that my soul is fucking beautiful, my mind is fucking powerful, my heart is made of fucking gold, and I’ve got so many damn good things going for me that I literally do not need anyone who isn’t going to love me the way that I fucking deserve to be loved.”

Becoming Unstoppable

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Perhaps the saddest thing about toxic relationships and long-term interactions with toxic people is that the victim will eventually believe that they are a victim with no way out.

Plus, they often end up gaslighting themselves because they ‘ve adapted to questioning themselves constantly as their default mindset.

“Re-learning healthy self-esteem and emotional strength is a long and difficult process. But you will be unstoppable when you succeed.”