Dear @tenyin_ikpeetim_author How could I have forgotten your birthday? 🙈 same way I forget mine 🤣. You know forgetting means nothing. You have a special place in my heart darling. Happy belated birthday to one of the kindest souls ever!! I love you!! #uncloned 💕😘❤️ #Repost @tenyin_ikpeetim_author (@get_repost)
I've always known that I was beautiful. The "knowing" was never the issue. What I dreaded though, was anyone meeting me and thinking that that was all I was. So I would tone down the make-up, stay away from the heels, nothing too sexy! By all means let nothing distract people from the me I'd like them to meet! My job was done when I left them saying, "Damn, you're so smart, girl!" That was my own validation, I guess. What a burden I put on myself! Whoever said I couldn't be both beautiful and smart?! What people think or how people judge you is irrelevant until you allow them in. Once in, they form chains. Chains come in different forms - friends, strangers, society, culture, religion, ugh! The pressure! - I'm not there yet, but I'm learning to be free. I'm a chain breaker, I'll keep breaking free.... Until all that's left of me is love.
I guess that's an upside to growing up. I'm so grateful to everyone who thought of me yesterday. I don't take large bouts of love very well - I spent the better part of my birthday bawling my eyes out. Thank you for adding to my bucket of tears! Thank you for the love! Thank you! *uncloned*
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