The lesson I learned…

Validation comes from the outside.


I just need someone to say I’m doing a good job.

A pat on the back.

I’m working so hard.

I’m killing myself to do it all.

I just want someone to acknowledge how hard it can be.

How I don’t quit even though I want to, sometimes.

I want someone to give me permission to ease up,

every once in a while.

The compliments will make me feel uncomfortable,

As all compliments do.

I’ll shrug them off when I receive them,

But behind closed doors,

It will mean the world to me that someone sees me.