She is tired of giving up.
She didn’t sleep last night, but she is not tired.
Today she doesn’t look at the mirror; she feels beautiful.
Today she doesn’t mind about that number; she is plenty.
Today she feels the colors of life in her cheeks.
Today she likes her smile; she is not a stranger anymore.
Today she doesn’t wait; she is a warrior.
Today she speaks out loud; she tames the roar of the lion.
Today she understands that fear can be thrown with a single bite.
Today she dreams what she wants; she doesn’t worry anymore.
Today she knows her life will never again be a failure.
Today she surrenders; she wants to be herself.
Today she is going to be happy; despite how cold even the summer was.
Today she discovers that the world is there just for her; and no one can harm her.
Today she in going to conquer the skies; she doesn’t mind how far the ground is.
Today she looks ahead; because looking back has been painful enough.
Today she sprays joy; because her eyes got tired of being crying.
Today she can laugh, even at herself; because she has achieved.
Today she is not the perfect woman they expected;
She has broken the rules marked.
Today she is a woman who realises her soul.
Today she dreams; she is going to reach her dream.
Today she is going to be the woman; the woman she decides to be.
Today she loves herself; more than anyone could love her.
A brave woman, a smiling woman.
See how she stands.
Today was born the perfect woman.
PS: The beautiful cover photo is a draft of my warrior friend, Amy Goh.
PS: those words are inspired by the powerful song that I use as my recovery soundtrack, Ella by Bebe!
“And he was her one true person, settled and sure, for life” – Laini Taylor