To the boy who made me feel less than, this one is for you.
On that night, you might have left me feeling worthless, but since you, I have blossomed into someone that I never could have become if I was still with you.
We all have that one guy. The one that was so not your type, or not up to your standard, however the thought of being with him inticed you. It felt dangerous, and that was why he was so appealing to you.
You see, that is when it gets dangerous. The exact moment that you allow someone to dimish your self-worth, is when trouble arises.
While we shared many moments that I will forever cherish, your ability to dimish my self-worth is something that I will not. Whether it was a side comment about how you didn't "vibe with my new hair color", or those times when you would tell me how "awkward" or "uptight" I was, those things will always stick with me... or so I thought.
There was such a time when your sly, demeaning voice was constantly stuck in the back of my head. If I saw a picture of myself that I didn't like I would go back to the comments that you would somehow always manage to sneak in during our everyday conversations. You would make jokes about my outfits and laugh it off with a subtle grin towards me, yearning for a laugh back from me. If someone ever looked at me funny, I went back to those times.
While these instances stuck with me for quite some time, that time is up and now more than ever, I am aware of my self-worth and how hard the guy after you should have to work to get me.
Nowadays I'm taking more time for my mental health, and rebuilding my self-worth back, but tripled.
Because of you, I thought so poorly of myself.
But, because of you, I have more self-worth than ever before. And for that, I thank you.