Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin


There’s always a reason why they can’t be what you need
But they always need you to be everything to them
The irony

From you.

From you, I learned.
I learned that to the wrong person, you’ll never be good enough.
I learned that not everyone has a heart as big as mine and that’s ok.
I learned that words mean nothing when they’re not backed up by actions.
I learned that loving a selfish person can be mentally and emotionally exhausting.
I learned that being taken for granted has nothing to do with me and everything to do with you.
I learned that I have to be my own support system.
I learned there’s really a thin line between love and hate.
I learned to love myself enough.

Happy Thanksgiving!

IMG_80582This is me hoping everyone had a great day and has at least one reason to be thankful. I’m thankful for the roof over my head and food on the table. Also, friends and family that I love and get to share life with.
I had a not-so-tradition lunch/dinner with a few friends and family. Gizzard coconut rice, spicy grilled chicken, baked spicy garlic potatoes, spicy gizzards & beef, coleslaw and cornbread mini-muffins. It was worth the hours spent in the kitchen.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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You’re holding back
Pushing people away
Painting them ugly
Questioning their motive
Because you’re still holding on to him
Hoping tomorrow he’ll want you again
You’ll be together again
He’s all your heart knows and craves
Wake up, darling
He doesn’t want you today
Stop holding on to yesterday.

When loneliness shows up,
It knocks on the void in my heart.
One that was once filled with the warmth of love,
And the peace that companionship brings.
I long to fill that void.
If not with love, with a feeling that equates to it
Because the longer it stays,
Hatred and resentment take over.

It’s not impossible to have what you want,
He shouldn’t convince you that you’re asking for too much,
Don’t deny your heart the love it deserves
Just because the person you love is incapable of providing it.