Reclaim thyself with bravery

Today I was brave
I took doubt by the scruff of the neck and threw it out my house
I let the unknown in and trusted everything to fate
I put aside my fears and memories and insecurities
Left things of the past in the past
Allowed myself to live inside the moment and breathe
Today I welcomed strangers like old friends and spoke as if I were the most confident women in the world
I played hostess and speaker
Listener and provider
Gave opportunity while grabbing it for myself
All things must change. Of that we can always be certain
People grow and move on and learn from experience
While my experiences were cold and hard and harsh
And they have hurt me deeply
Today I was different
Today I was brave.