I remember how worried I was,
How I prayed for a different face, a different body,
All I could think about were FLAWS.
I remember how painful it was,
How old friends now hated me,
All I could think about was DISAPPEARING.
I remember how I was so confused,
How I cried in the shower, until I couldn’t breathe,
All I could think about was my SELF HATRED.
I remember how I was so relieved,
How I switched schools so easily,
All I could think about was starting FRESH.
I remember how I was so happy,
How I was laughing so hard it hurt,
All I could think about were my FRIENDS.
I remember how tight my chest was,
How I knitted a hat for him,
All I could think about was my LOVE for him.
I remember how proud I felt,
How I gave a speech so well, and was applauded,
All I could think about was my CONFIDENCE.
And now I remember just how grateful I am,
How my life has changed so much,
All I can think about is my BRIGHT future.
I am so DIFFERENT from my old self,
But I am the TRUEST form of ‘ME’ I’ve ever been.
I am GROWING, I have no limits.
I am becoming STRONG enough to stand tall, even alone.
I am DREAMING higher than I ever have before.
I am HAPPY, and there isn’t much left in the world I can ask to be.