The Voices

I grew up hearing You are (fill in the blank), but. 

You are pretty, but your mouth is too much. 

You are smart, but your attitude will hurt you. 

You are intelligent, but you're a woman and know your place. 

I lived in a world with voices that laid a foundation. A foundation that I continued to build upon. A foundation that held the principles and beliefs systems that shaped, well me. 

Now I have found a place to challenge to "voices" and my foundation. I can now differentiate my voice from the others. 

Here's the thing. I think different, therefore I act differently. I approach life with a sense of anticipation. 

Life is meant to teach me, there is no failures only situations that challenge me, push me, teach me. They are necessary. 

(Orginally posted 7 months ago)