You’ll say I once told you so.

Stephanie C. Odili
Aug 1 · 2 min read
Source: Flickers of Hope
  1. They called you suicidal, yet, you were strong enough to stay above the water, safe enough to breathe above the water. So, what makes you think you can’t survive this time and walk on water?
  2. You are not as bad as they tell you; you might not be as good as they hail you. But you’re as great as all the stars above you.
  3. This year alone, you have called three different people home — all now three different strangers. But also this year, you have found a home, in the dim eyes of the person reading these lines.
  4. When you find the one, whether they stay or go, promise yourself you will enjoy it. Promise yourself you will enjoy the days as they come, no matter what.
  5. You cannot finish a journey if you are still unsure why you started it. Pause, reflect and start over.
  6. You don’t want to hear how amazing you are anymore. I know. You want to see how your amazing has changed their lives.
  7. I hope you are hungry for knowledge and for understanding. I hope you are filled with the desires for which you thirst.
  8. You will put yourself first and you will cut all else out.
  9. Always remember that people project onto you pieces of the hurt they carry. From now on, let their words be like water on your wings.
  10. Your ugly parts are what make you human. Your beautiful parts are what make them see your humanity.
  11. Promise me that from today, you will do more undressing of your soul.
  12. You are no longer a rehabilitation center for anyone, not even for yourself.
  13. You tried your best and you fought hard. But from now, you will try better than your best and you will fight harder.
  14. Become a full woman, a woman who is expressive of herself. Be everything they told you not to be — loud, sexy, and, more importantly, free.
  15. From now, you are no longer measured as a man because of the flaccidity of your groin, rather by the vigor of your sensitivity.

Hear and heed these words, because, you’ll say I once told you so.

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