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Hey readers! I wanted to provide some more inspiration for anyone going through a tough time with finding their own goals. It can be a little difficult to not compare your journey to someone else's as I have experienced the same feeling. However, looking into taking care of yourself and being the best version of the 'you' that inspires your soul is the most important. I say this because there is absolutely no one that can dream the way that you do and make those aspirations a reality. Even a small ounce of belief in who you are can be enough to create and instill a sense of courage for anything you want to do. Continue to thrive as you. Rooting for you always!


The way I see my potential

Now, is different from what

It once was in the past

It used to be uncertain

I would try to be like

This person and that person

Yet, I ended up still wondering,

'Is this me? I don't feel it is.'

There was a point when I

Truly believed I wouldn't get

Any of the dreams I've hoped for

Since I was young;

That I still needed to be

Like someone else other

Than myself, other than me

The colors in my world

Reflected those that

Didn't paint in the shades

Where I wanted them to be

I asked in my prayers,

'Will I ever get it right?'

I started to trust inside

Myself, for I created some light

The unsureness began to fade away

The longer my light stayed

There was change that emerged

For I crafted my own path

And listened to my own heart

The colors I wanted and needed

Entered my pallet effortlessly

Almost as if they were patiently waiting

For me to be no one else

Other than me

No longer did I feel

I wasn't doing it right

No longer did I wonder

About another's route

To their dreams of life

My prayers made me determined

For no longer did I question

Why being myself was worth it

I find comfort in knowing

That I am in my way, unique

I will never aspire to be anyone

Other than me

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