When you have lived with stigma
The majority of your life
It can be a challenge
To break the mold you've set yourself in.
Growing up I was instilled with the mindset
Of living and doing things a certain way
Having limits drilled inside of your head
Can stunt your ability to grow as a person.
After years of mental belittling I told myself
Enough was enough
I needed to change my situation
In order to modify the way I live and thought.
Fast forward to who I am now
A different person from who I was back then
I still have my foibles and faults
But admittedly, no one's perfect.
I am happy with who I've transformed into
I have had my share of struggles
All I can do is continue to improve
One day at a time.