Don’t vest your identity in another.
You are yours alone.
Don’t seek validation from
your lover, friend or mother.
Don’t allow them to belittle,
shame or praise you as they will.
Only you have the right to take all decisions
even if the things go downhill.
Seek what suits,
provides and fulfills you best.
Let the control rest
in you. Do what does you good
but doesn’t harm anyone else.