I’ve been here…what…like three days maybe…and I can’t tell you how much I needed to read this. I joined Medium to start a transition phase because I felt I needed to change who I was in life because I allowed one person to make me question who I was. No one should have that power over another. You have reminded me of the person I was before my judgment became clouded because of some idiot who simply knew how to string intoxicating words together. So to you I say thank you. Thank you for pretty much slapping the stupid out of me and reminding that the only validation I really need in this life day is my own.