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You Never Met Anyone Like Me

I will not silence my voice. 

I will not just try and fit in. 

I will not live my life so that you will feel comfortable. 

I do not need your approval to validate my self-worth.

I do not believe because you say I can’t, I won’t. 

I am not average.

I am a unique, robust, and confident individual. I was born to soar above the clouds.  

You might not understand, but that’s because you never met anyone like me. 

Take Your Shot

In the Broadway play, Hamilton Alexander Hamilton sings I am not throwin’ away my shot.  In life, too many of us throw away our shot more fearful of the consequences of failure than we are possibilities of success. So we sit on the sidelines and let life dictate our futures instead of taking hold of life and making our futures what we want it to be. Our time on this Earth is but a blink of an eye, and our opportunities are finite, but our possibilities are endless but only if we take our shot. 

I stayed the course

The destination seemed so far and the road so dark, but I stayed the course.

The people around me said I’d never get there, but I stayed the course.

The pain was at times  overwhelming, but I stayed the course.

Life is not easy; it has knocked me down, looked me in the eye, and dared me to get back up, but get back up I did, I stayed the course.

Now I have reached the end of the road, and the future is as bright as can be. The people around me ask how I did it. The pain is but a fleeting memory. 

I stayed the course.