The feeling of guilt overcomes me when I pursue the things that introduces both joy and fulfillment into my life. I’ve become accustomed to feeling unhappy, inadequate and unworthy, and sometimes I believe that I don’t deserve to experience happiness. Today I realized that I am important and that I am enough.

Most importantly, I made the decision to welcome individuals into my life who are able to uplift and support me while letting go of those who stifle my potential and those who continuously steal my joy. It has been a long road to get to this point, but I am more than ready.