Some people have supported me and shed a positive light on the darkest of times. Others, well, they weren't so positive or good influences. In fact, they were the opposite.
None the less, they made me better, stronger and more vocal about inner strength and inner self-motivation.
You have shown me what it means to be a strong and bold woman, no matter what I go through in life. You've been by my side through every dark day in my life. Without your love, I really don't know who I'd be.
So many nights I would come to you in the middle of the night for reassurance, advice, and comfort. And you never turned me down, not even once. You've also shown me how to be happy and just enjoy life, because living is something you have shown me, isn't something you take for granted.
You've lifted my head up more times than I could possibly count. And you've held my hand when I was lying on the floor soaked in tears, also more times than I can count.
You have been that one person who has never let me down when I needed you most. You have always been like a sister to me and I'm so beyond grateful to have you in my life.
My First Love,
You wasted my time and used my time for your own self-gain and advantage. So thanks for showing me your true colors before I wasted any more of my time on you.
You showed me something though. Through the hurt, lies, and deception I learned what I truly want in a relationship. I learned what I don't want in a man. To be honest, I'll never regret our break-up, but I'll always regret you.
My Old Squad,
When we were growing up together you guys gave me some of the best memories of my life. From staying out late doing the dumbest of things, to eating ice-cream out of the tub talking and crying about life.
You were always there but now we've all gone our separate ways now. But I do owe you a thank you for pushing me to keep going when I wanted to give up.
You never let me give in to my insecurities, and taught me to be happy in my own skin. And for that, I'll always have a special place in my heart for you.
You deserve a 'Grandma of the World,' award. Seriously, you have been such a positive voice in my life. You always gave me an escape from life and a home when I needed one.
You give me wisdom on a weekly basis about everything. And you're always open to listen with the utmost calm and understanding when I need to vent or just talk about things.
Without you, I wouldn't have learned how to be truly selfless in this life, thank you.
The Ones I Wish I Could Forget,
The ones who spread rumors, who tortured me with their soul crushing words, who made me feel like I had no voice to stop it. For months you kept me quiet, until one day I didn't feel afraid to come out of the silence anymore.
It may have taken years to get back what you took from me. My worth, my pride, my confidence, my happiness, and my security. But guess what? I did it. And now I'll never allow anyone to hurt me again.
You taught me to have a voice, to be a fighter, to live even in the dirtiest, darkest of times.
You've taught me to work hard for what I want and to push myself to be the best I can be. You have also always made sure I'm okay, and you've been a good father to me.
And I'm thankful for that. The most important thing I have learned from you is that sometimes you just have to accept life for how it is and move forward.
The Love of My Life,
You've made me step out of my comfort zone in ways no one else ever has. You have supported me in following my dreams and in making life changing decisions.
You treat me with the respect every girl deserves to be treated with.
When I couldn't see myself as someone worthy of love, you walked in and were determined not to allow it to happen anymore and I couldn't be more grateful.