I am not the woman you used to know. I am no longer going out of my way to please others. I am not going to do everything for people who can’t bother to ask me how I am doing. I won’t put in the effort if the other party is not doing the same. I used to be someone who was getting excited every time someone did a small gesture of appreciation or showed me a small amount of affection.
I am not that woman anymore. I’ve grown a lot since our last encounter. I was naïve and innocent back then. I trusted you with my whole heart. I was someone who only saw the good in people and the hidden potential in them. I always believed them to be better than they actually are and that brought me pain and disappointment.
So, now, I have learned my lessons. It took many years of being lied to, cheated on, being manipulated, and hurt many times to finally understand that I am the only person who is responsible for my heartbreak because I allowed others to treat me that way.
Now, I don’t see this to be a bad thing. All the heartbreak and disappointment I’ve gone through shaped me into the woman I am today. Today, I am strong and confident and I believe in myself and in my abilities.
I stopped being a pushover. I will never again allow anyone to take advantage of me and my good nature. I will never again accept being treated as an option. I will never again allow someone to string me along and feel free to come in and out of my life as they please. I will never again lower my standards and expectations for someone regardless of how much I care about them.
I don’t answer someone’s call right away if they needed one week to reply to my text. I won’t make space in my schedule for someone who constantly cancels on me and doesn’t respect my time. I will never try to make someone happy who hasn’t even tried to make me happy.
My feelings are important. I am important. No one will ever again take advantage of my kindness because I won’t allow them. I am finally at a point in my life where I am cutting out any bullshit and toxicity.
They can call me a bitch, but I don’t care. I know my worth now. I know what I deserve and how I want to be treated and I won’t settle for less ever again.
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