This quote speaks to me on many volumes. I have been so afraid for many years to create myself. The scariest thing for me, is that I had wanted to create a new me for many years. This quote is me. I never saw myself the way that I was living for all those years. I always knew that I was more, and then I was less. I never felt like myself. I was always his wife, or their mom, or her kid, or their sister. I was never just me. I never thought that I would have a chance to rebuild myself. I never thought that I would have a chance to be just me. Sometimes I would sit and think, what was it like to be just me. Who was I when I was 5, who was I when I was 12, who was I when I was 16? I never really knew. I was always someone else. But now... Now I know. I'm Jess. Yes I am a mom. And I am a damn good one. Yes I am a daughter, and I am a very devoted one. And yes I am a sister, and I am a damn funny one. But more importantly I am me and I love me. I love who I am now and I will never go back. I will never doubt my strength. I will never doubt my determination. I will never doubt my motivation. I will never doubt me. All those times I have been broken, I have finally put the pieces back together differently. And this outcome, this one right now...is the best I have ever seen.
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