You Don’t Have to Bloom Where You’re Planted

Like a flower in the desert
I had to grow in the cruelest weather,
holding on to every drop of rain
just to stay alive.
But it’s not enough to survive,
I want to bloom beneath the blazing sun,
and show you all of the colors
that live inside of me.
I want you to see what I can become
.” – Christy Anne Martine

Sometimes you have be your own hero.

Sometimes you have to be the one who makes the change.

Sometimes you have to be the one who says: “Enough!”

Who stands up for themselves

And says: “I can’t go on like this.”

And when you find that inner courage, and commit to changing things – a choice that’s never easy and may cost you everything –

You find that you grow stronger, and you’re more resilient.

You find that it was worth it

For you blossom once again.    

9 thoughts on “You Don’t Have to Bloom Where You’re Planted

  1. This is such helpful advice. There are some who have been victimized to the point they feel they deserve it. Not true! Finding the inner strength to bloom elsewhere is not impossible. Leaving the “desert”can improve your life exponentially, but it is not without cost. Nevertheless, not being a victim anymore is worth it. Been there. Done that. Bought the tee-shirt.

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