Am I less than myself if I am not the responsible one that everyone thinks I am? The one who reaches the goals against all odds. The girl who has it all together when things are falling apart around her? The fixer.....The doer....The giver. Why am I thought to be less than myself when I don't do what's expected? Who told you to put me on that pedestal? Did I ask you to think more of me than the next? Is it my fault that I have always come through even when the obstacles made it seem impossible?
Allow me the freedom to fall, do the unexpected, live and smile because I want to. Let me sleep in, let the laundry pile up, not care for just a little while. What? That's irresponsible? It's unlike me? Something must be wrong? Well yeah, you're right! While you building your expectations of me and telling how great I am, I was crying inside; wanting to be held......wanting someone else to care for a change. But that's not me, right?
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Is my sole purpose in life to please others? Make everyone happy without regard for my own needs. Is that selfish of me? Selfish to hope beyond hope that someone would think of me before themselves. Selfish that for once I might be offered a gesture of unconditional love. I often question if I give of myself enough; too much. Do I push away the people I love because I want to be there for them? I tell myself not to expect of others, never get my hopes up, don't ask for anything. I do this to avoid the heartbreak that comes with let downs and broken promises. But I still feel the pain. The pain of always trying to not look forward to anything. The burden of secretly wanting. The wish that I could just come out and ask for something without the fear of rejection. In my dreams I receive as much as I give, I am loved as much as I share love, I am a priority rather than an option. When I awake, I am once again The Giver.......
Saturday, November 27, 2010
How do people do it? Secrets, lies, hidden selves.....I never really understood it. I've heard about it but never agreed with it. I've tried it and couldn't do it. I cannot be untrue. My heart is true; pure for those whom I share it with. I have an immense capacity to love those whom I open my heart to. No more secrets, no more lies, no more hiding who I am. This is me. I stand before you with my heart open. It's risky; not a risk that I've been willing to take for a very long time, but I find myself willing to take it for you. Some may call me foolish, but they never walked in my shoes. They never endured the pain that I've known for far too long. They will never understand the joy you bring me. You, the one that my heart now beats for.
Did you know by walking into my life that day, everything in my world would change? Did you know that at that particular moment I let my guard down and allowed you into my world, and that I never had done that before? I am the girl that would have walked by you, once upon a time, not even thinking that there would be an us. I'm a different girl now. I look back at who I use to be and I miss some parts of her, but I like the me that I've become. I can feel again now because of you. Sometimes it's not a good thing that I have all these emotions running through my veins. It takes me to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, but it's good to feel right? It's good to feel the happiness when you send me a sweet message. It's good to see the smile and the twinkle in my eye when I look in the mirror and think of you. It's heart warming to think of all of those special moments that we've had together. It's hopeful to dream about what the futures holds. But what about the emotions I feel when you can't be with me? The feelings of loneliness; the pain of wondering if you've forgotten about me. The hope that one day I can speak of you freely and share with the world just how much you mean to me. So tell me, did you know?