I will let go of this negative body image and stop berating myself for these pounds.
Until these pounds and this self-imposed title stops weighing me down, I can never change.
I will get healthy. I will be more active. But I will do it on my own terms.
By letting go of this definition I’ve carried around I can better embrace this change.
I can find myself in new shapes and sizes and love them all along the way.
I will live through it, experience it, and learn from it.
I will be happy on my own.
I will not seek my happiness from others.
I will not date to fill an emptiness.
I will not date because people tell me I need to.
I will not date because I’m nearing 30 and it’s scary.
I will not date because this society thinks I’m an “old maid”
I will be ready before I choose to date someone again.
I will be whole on my own before seeking a relationship.
I won’t let the past failures taint the possibility of something great.
I will leave the past in the past.
I will learn to handle disappointment with grace.
And to roll with the punches and the changes life throws at me.
Change is good, and can be embraced-I wont let my fear hold me back any longer.
There is so much beauty in this world, and I choose to be a part of it.
I choose to open myself to love, and do my best to spread it to others.