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I stripped myself...
Of damaged hair
Just so I could be raw
Be real in every follicle of my making
I indulged in my laughter
Understood my cries
Figured out my insecurities
Uncovered my quirkiness
Read more books
Wrote more life
Visualized more depth
Observed more people
And absorbed more positive criticism
I revised my behaviors...
The likelihood of me being the same person I was yesterday was obsolete
I was going to be better
I struggled for a time with why I grew the way I did
Being raised analytical always made me question myself
The day I stopped was the day I started living
Not for anyone's approval
Not for anyone's acceptance
Not even for anyone's understanding
People that walked away abandoned my sanctuary
It just simply wasn't for them
I've made peace with it because I already knew what I was destined for
All came in some way, shape, or form
I stopped needing love from the outlets that never provided
I needed me more
I stopped needing everything to happen quickly
I needed patience
I stopping needing attention from people I thought cared
I needed understanding
I threw it up in the air and let it sprinkle down on me in prayer
And I'm covered in it
My desires, my emotions, my manifestations
That place of complacency never suited me
I was always evolving...