To the man who left me …

Thank you for not embracing my flaws it taught me to accept and love myself completely.Thank you for always tearing me down it helped make me into the strong confident woman that I am today. Thank you for never appreciating me for my individuality and spirit, because it taught me how important it is to stay true to oneself. Thank you for leaving me, it allowed me to find myself again. Thank you for attempting to dim my light so I could learn that I needed to burn as bright as I could. Thank you for being scared of my intelligence and the depths of my mind, because it taught me there is a difference in loving how I look, or how I make you feel versus loving who I really am. Thank you for not being the man that I needed, so that instead I was able to see the woman I already am. Thank you for never having the balls to stake a claim on my heart, because it left the space and opportunity for someone who will be brave enough to take a chance; someone who will cultivate every trait you tried to suppress. Thank you for being all wrong, because it showed me what right will look like—and for that I will always be eternally grateful