I want to matter. I want to feel heard
I want to get my life together already
I want to feel significant. I want to DO something
I want to leave a legacy. I want to feel successful

I don’t want to rock the boat. I don’t want to cause upset
I don’t want to start controversy. I don’t want to make anyone angry
I don’t want to harm anyone. I don’t want to cause problems
I don’t want to be in the way. I don’t want to be me.

I talk too much. I feel too much
I share too much. I take up too much space
I have too much anger. I hang on to too much hurt
I expect too much. I care too much

I’m a problem. I cause problems. I’m the problem.
I never say the right things. I always say the wrong things
I shouldn’t be me. My opinions are too much
My hurt is too big. I really shouldn’t exist

Can’t I just get over it already? I mean, I have all the tools!
What’s wrong with me? Why am I even here?
I really shouldn’t exist.

But when I can interrupt the pattern
I realize I have a lot of good to give the world
I do matter because I exist. I deserve to exist.
I know I’m good enough. I don’t have to listen to all the old messages.
I am me. And I create a safe authentic life
I like me. I matter. I am heard. I am doing so many things. I am successful.
I am me.