My friend and shaman
once said to me
that “never” is the signpost,
the gateway to finding out
exactly what it is that you
most fear, and most need to do.
My nevers, fallen by the wayside.
I said I’d never marry young
and never before travelling the world.
I said I’d never lose myself
become an appendage of someone else’s life.
I said I’d never be dependent
too scared to leave and stand on my own.
I said I’d never get divorced
never be my parents, never leave or be left.
I said I’d never be the other woman
never put myself in that weak, dark place.
I said I’d never be single for years
that I’d never be lonely, or travel alone.
I said I’d never fall in love with a man of my own faith
that I just didn’t resonate with them.
I said I’d never be…
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