Let’s hold hands in darkness and find a place no one else has ever seen.
I been thru some shit man, but I be on my shit man. I decided that what you give is what you’re given, so I been tryna do it right. I been doing like whatever gets me thru the night… What a life.
The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself, and shine amongst those who never believed she could.
You are tough, strong and powerful. So stand up for who you are, and for what you believe in. Be you, be brilliant and most of all believe.
I can tell that you been cryin’ all night, drinkin’ all summer, prayin’ for your happiness, hope that you recover.
I’ve finally found that life goes on without you and my world still turns when you’re not around.
I’m done with tears. I’m wiping my eyes. If he doesn’t care, then why the hell should I?
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
You have to be confident in your ability then be tough enough to follow through.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Dear Diary, today will be different. It has to be. I will smile and it will be believable. My smile will say ‘I’m fine. Thank you.’ Yes I feel much better. I will no longer be the sad little girl who lost her parents. I will start fresh. Be someone new. That’s the only way I’ll make it through.
I don’t have the strength to stay away from you anymore.
Giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. Sometimes you’re just strong enough to let go.
I put my guard up so hard. I didn’t want people to see me cry. I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as “I’m fine, I’m tough.” I put that up until it felt real. [on Chris Brown incident]
I needed that time in my life to know how to say ‘fuck off’. To know how to keep my head high even in the worst of situations. I keep using the word ‘unapologetic’. But there’s a freedom that has come with all of that. Where you feel like you don’t have to make an excuse for being yourself.
I do have a vulnerable side. I think a lot of people have a misperception of me. They only see the tough, defensive, aggressive side. But every woman is vulnerable. They have vulnerability. So of course I’m going to have that side. It’s not a major part of who I am but it’s definitely there.
I just don’t like people to see me cry. I don’t like to let them know when I’m bothered, you know? I just prefer it to be all about business and then whatever I’m dealing with, let me deal with that alone because I don’t want it to affect anything in my professional life.
Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it really is. I left but I still took awhile to really feel I was done. And when I finally felt like that, man, it was the best feeling. It was so freeing. I wasn’t confused any more. It really made me look at life in a different way. It made me strong. I know I would never let it happen to me again. It’s a moment in my life that I wish would disappear. In my head, it’s already gone. [on being free from an abusive relationship]
Even if I feel really sad about a situation, I put up that wall so hard that I almost believe MYSELF that I don’t care.
I came to win, to fight, to conquer, to thrive. I came to win, to survive, to prosper, to rise… to fly.