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For years I have let the opinions of others dictate my worth.
For years I have let the attention and affection of men dictate my happiness.
For years I have felt less than.
For years I have felt ugly and overlooked.
For years I have wanted nothing more than to be loved
while thinking I don't deserve it.
That stops now.
I am better than this.
I am beautiful
I am boundless.
I am worth more than the pseudo love of a man
and I do not need someone else to make me happy.
I am my own happiness, my own joy
and no one will ever take that from me.
Some day someone worth MY time will come along
and maybe I will let them in
and maybe I will share with them all the things that make me a woman.