First – Forgive Yourself

“Baby girl, first – forgive yourself.”

It’s easy when you’re an outsider to pass judgement, make entirely logical comments and expect the other person to finally see the light.

For a good full year, it was my feelings against the rest of my world. Quite literally.

My closest friends knew better; it was the first time I was so affected by a scolding that I cried uncontrollably in public.
My best friend knew better; it was like she was just holding my hand and bracing for impact.
My family knew better; they shot scarring remarks and heart-wrenching questions.

Heck, my very own mind knew better. 🙄
I had enough consistent observations and deductions after a couple of months, but still hoped for the best – like the world’s biggest fool.

It felt like I was watering a dead rose all along – and everyone else around me saw it was dead; they told me it was dead, they begged for me to wake up and accept the fact it was dead. But I still insisted that I trusted it somehow.

It was beautiful in a very disturbing manner; how I felt.

It was pure and innocent – it just came naturally and didn’t ask for much at all.
Yet it was dark and dangerous, because I knew that within all that was a likely poison that I kept within.

It was a whirlwind year and my closest friends said it was killing them to see me die bit by bit. Every single time I picked up on a sign about the truth, I cracked a little inside. Because with each sign, the rose rotted a little more – and it seemed more and more likely that my trust was foolishly placed; that my heart which was always so guarded, was actually betrayed.

So I got angry. I got mad. I got extremely disappointed. And then immensely depressed.
I didn’t like the idea of being cheated and having pursued an empty quest.

And this whole time I thought I was angry at someone else; disappointed in something else. But lately I’ve come to realise that I was actually angry and disappointed in myself all this time.

Angry and disappointed for playing the fool;
angry and disappointed for resisting those who wanted to protect me;
for staying true and loyal to something that was never mine to have at all.

That was when I realised that – first, I need to forgive myself.

And once that’s done – I’ll be happier & stronger again.

“One day, we’ll look back at this and laugh at how silly you were.”


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: