You Are Worth It

You Are Worth It by Valerie Parente

If you want to live life to the fullest
then you have to be completely honest.
Be with yourself and learn to own it
because you’re enough and once you know this.
You’ll see beauty in every moment
and if someone else manages to notice
well then that’s just a bonus.

– Valerie Parente (5-26-2020)

Confrontation

Confrontation by Valerie Parente

I was hoping for a confrontation
because confrontation is better than the static of listening to you lie to yourself again and again
and if you’re willing to sacrifice your emotional growth to be “right” then I have no problem spending time with people farther along in life.

– Valerie Parente (6-10-2019)