"I'm an artist and my life will be my greatest masterpiece: I choose the people I surround myself with. I determine who and what I want to believe in. I determine my limits. I'm in control of how I spend my time, money and energy. Undoubtedly, the influence of others plays a large role in shaping my masterpiece but I accept responsibility that everything I have, everything I am, and everything I feel, has been created by me.
I am tired of carrying the "brokenness" that's been weighing my soul. I know now that the only way to release myself of this feeling is through forgiveness. I forgive everyone for the pain and disappointment they've brought to me - most importantly, I forgive myself. Letting go is just that easy, and just that hard."
I think what she wrote is beautiful. I need to read this daily until this becomes a part of my everyday thinking.