Just because..

Just because I’m smiling doesn’t mean I am not hurting inside Just because I’m quiet doesn’t mean I have nothing to say Just because I’m soft spoken doesn’t mean I can’t roar with the fierceness of lions Just because I’m coping doesn’t mean I don’t need help sometimes Just because I’ve done brave things doesn’t…

Adding a boundary and a second skin

There is a kind of tough resilience to me now. A feeling deep within that whatever happens, I will be ok. I’ve been to these places so many times before. What’s different now is that I am so much more better equipped. The last time I went through all this, I was isolated and alone…

Pausing….

…..and doing what’s best for me Lately I’ve found myself pausing when confronted with choices. Little and big choices. I pause and think about how to respond. I reflect on how convenient it really is for me. On how the decision will affect me. My aunt asked if she could come over next Friday. I…