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For the amount of times I’ve been hurt

I’m not afraid of pain

 

The number of lies I’ve heard

The truth doesn’t scare me

 

Heartbreak?

I still take a chance at love

Still take a chance with friendships 

 

The tears I’ve shed could fill olympic swimming pools

Yet, I still laugh

 

The I hate hundreds of things about me

But I still like some aspects of me

 

The negative view of myself

NEVER affects how I see others

 

Wanting and waiting for death

Gets outcompeted by all the things I want to do first

 

Although life can

    Suck

    Drain everything from you

    Make you wish for death

    Destroy your soul

 

There’s still positives

Some of my fav are

    Friends, especially the bros

    Cooking for those I love

    Family

 

But even those can’t chase out all the 

Scary

Terrifying

Unsettling 

Worrying thoughts

Nothing can get rid of those

Although I wish that they could

However, instead of running

I take them head on

If these 20 years have taught me anything

It’s that I’m stronger

Braver

More tenacious 

Resilient

Then what I give myself credit for 

 

20 years full of twist and turns

Yet I’m still holding on

Showing

Proving

That all of my experiences have made me 

Unstoppable

That my goals and dreams are possible

That there is life to be lived

Life to thrive in

A life to love

Learning, failing, and growing to become a better person, scientist, and writer. Marine biology major with a passion in the arts and wanting to see and create change.
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