Instead of being someone else's runner up, she made the conscious decision to make herself number one.
She didn't just wake up one day and think "I want to be by myself." Walking away from everything she knew, loved, and worked her ass off for wasn't a spur of the moment decision.
She chose to deal with the hurt instead of facing it on a daily basis and feeling constantly disappointed and unappreciated.
Waiting for an invite she knew would never come was just too much, so she chose to go out and live her life instead.
Rather than waiting up all hours of the night for a simple "goodnight babe, I miss you" text, she just goes to bed.
The negative thoughts about herself and endless "what if's" are things of the past, because she chose to be a bigger person and stop overthinking everything.
She chooses herself every day by creating boundaries and reminding herself that she's amazing, inside and out.
It's better to wait for someone who treats her the way she deserves to be treated and will spoil her the way she longs to spoil him.
Her heart loves so deeply that it can be hard for her to stop herself from giving it away. She has to teach herself how to keep people at arm's length until they've proven themselves.
One day soon, she'll find the guy who really sees her value and makes her feel wanted in a way that nobody else has.
Because she knows how much she has to offer and how much it's truly worth and she refuses to sell herself short anymore.
Having patience and living for herself means more to her than having a partner who made her feel worthless.
" Staying in a situation where you're unappreciated isn't called loyalty. It's called breaking your own heart." - Trent Shelton