walk your own path

Between the hello's and goodbyes there is a story tucked away
One that is rarely spoken of
It is filled with accountability
Figuring it all out on your own
And realizing that the only one to blame for the way your story is written is yourself
You have the power to change it
You can begin again, forgive, let go, and find your own way home
You do not need to be lost in the woods forever
There is a path that you can carve
It will be your journey
The one you create for you
All you need to do is follow your heart
Let go of the stories you have been telling yourself
And see that you are in the driver seat
What she said, the way he acted, what happened so many years ago
All of that is a part of you, but it does not define you
What defines you is the choices you make
The path you take
The way you choose to live your life each and every day
Remember to treat others the way you want to be treated
Remember that we all aren't perfect.  Each of us has our own faults.  Our own crutches that we are using to help ourselves stand.
You may not agree, but you need to know that what they choose to do isn't who you are
You are strong
You can overcome the choices that have brought you down
Today is as good a day as any to begin again
Will you walk your own path
Or continue to follow the shadows