There comes a point and time when you must stand in your truth. Your truth, not your mommas truth, that was passed down from grandma Ruth, who told you “this here child is what you do” Says who? I wanna see the world, not stay here just being an around the way girl. I wanna explore. I have no desire to come and go mindlessly, aimlessly waiting on permission to live. I wanna be free, free to express myself, to learn, to grow, to build, not stuck in a box of tradition that feels like a yearly sentence. I stand flatfooted in who I am. My life’s purpose was not just to be a mate for a man. I’m much much more you see I will not be defined only by what you can see and think of me.