You are not your mistakes. You are not damaged goods or muddy from your failed explorations. You are not the opinion of someone who doesn’t know you. You are a product of the lessons that you’ve learned. You are wiser because you went through something terrible. And you are the person who survived a bunch of rainstorms and kept walking. I now believe that pain makes you stronger and I now believe that walking through a lot of rainstorms gets you clean.
“I don’t want to be known as the ‘Heartbreak Queen’. I want to be known for having a beautiful life. And that doesn’t mean that everything has to be good all the time. There’s beauty in the ups and downs. The only thing we know is what we’re experiencing is going to change into something else.” - Taylor Swift