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After a while, I looked in the mirror and realized that after all those years of hurt, scars and bruises, after all of those trials, I really made it through. I did it. I survived. I was able to walk away and straighten my crown like a queen.

We are told to love people unconditionally, but sometimes we must get rid of people. Some toxic people still just keep coming through the cracks of my life, and they refuse to respect my boundaries. No more mixed messages. I must learn how to close a door permanently.

My life is worth more. I have to block, ban, delete and disconnect. I need it for myself. I have to do what it takes to care of myself and not feel guilty.

Life has taught me that I cannot control someone’s loyalty. No matter how good I am to them, it does not mean that they will treat me the same. No matter how much someone means to me, it does not mean they value me the same.

Sometimes the people you love the most turn out to be the people you can trust the least.

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