Don't you dare let people tell you that you are being selfish.
Scratch that, let them tell you how selfish you are and respond with a smile. Respond with a flip of your hair. How dare they tell you how you should live your life? How dare they tell you what you should want and what you should have? How dare they limit you? How dare you let that happen?
Want it and want it all. I know I do and let me tell you, it is the best. Sure, it comes with complications because let us face the cruel and heartbreaking reality; sometimes we don't get it all. Sometimes we shoot for the moon and land among the stars but I don't just want the moon, just like many of you gals. I want the moon and a few stars along the way. I don't just aim for one thing like I said, I want it all. I want to live and although the truth is that sometimes we won't get the moon and the stars and a few planets, we can try. We can want to want it all. We can want to have it all. And we should want to live and have it all. What is the point in living if you only settle?
I don't want to settle. I want to meet people all over the world. I want to meet so many different individuals. I want to have a meaningful conversation with most of them and with some, just a pleasant introduction will do. I don't want to be tied down and be expected to settle for less. I want to meet and meet until my muscles in my mouth can't form a smile and my vocal cords can't produce the simple words of "hello", "my name is", and "nice to meet you."
I want to travel and travel often. I don't just want to travel to extravagant places or to places that are in another country or continent. I want to travel my city, my state, my country as well. I want to become a tourist in my hometown and in my city. I want to get lost and find myself in traveling. I want to be able to say that I have seen enough and that I have experienced enough. I want to have different cultures influence and shape me. I want to be cultured. I want it all.
I want to feel it all. I want to fall in like, fall in lust, fall in love, fall out of love and do it all over again. I want to do it and not necessarily in that order but I want it all. I want the rush of overwhelming feelings attacking my chest. I want to drown in them. I want to appreciate and be appreciated. I want to be understood and to understand. I want the good and the bad feelings, why not?
I want to roam until I can't roam anymore. I want to work until I can't work anymore. I want to be sufficient. I want to be liked and maybe even hated for how good I am. I want to be enough. For me, of course. I want to be enough that when I look in the mirror I can smile and be content. I want to be enough for others too, but that comes later. Me first. I will be selfish. I am selfish. I wasn't before but with life, you learn and you learn that sometimes wanting it all is not as bad as people make it seem. Sure, like I have said before, sometimes you won't "get it all" but you at least tried. You at least wanted it all and don't feel like you have settled for less than what you actually deserve because let me tell you a secret... those of us who do want it all is usually because we are destined to have it all. We were destined for more.
So yeah, let them call you a selfish girl. Let them point their fingers at you for reaching and wanting to accomplish more than they have or will. Let them smirk and call you names because, in the end, you will know those names in different languages. You will know many many other individuals who will appreciate and see you differently and for who you are. Let them envy you. Let them learn from you that in wanting it all, you got it all.