I am Fierce

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I don’t handle compliments regarding my strength very well. I don’t feel strong, I don’t feel brave, I don’t feel dignified or graceful and I think it’s because half of the time I feel like I’m a fraud.
Most of the time people see only the outer shell which is a smile, laughter and jokes. If I do my hair, my makeup and I wear my poker face just right, no one has a clue what’s really going on.
I’m a mess. I am a walking disaster. There is so much going on underneath the surface regarding my health that’s sometimes I have no idea how I’m still standing upright.
But at the end of the day, I want to be somebody who overcomes all of the obstacles and tribulations put on my path.
I want to be somebody who continues to fight and I want to find the silver linings beneath all of the heavy, dirty, messy hardships this life keeps throwing at me.
Life is hard and delicacy won’t be enough. I’m choosing to be fierce.

Per Merriam-Webster

Definition of fierce

fiercer; fiercest

1a :violently hostile or aggressive in temperament a fierce tiger

b :given to fighting or killing :pugnacious fierce fighters

2a :marked by unrestrained zeal or vehemence a fierceargument

b :extremely vexatious, disappointing, or intense fiercepain

3:furiously active or determinedmake a fierce effort

4:wild or menacing in appearance

— fierceness noun

“If I have to be fierce, I’ll be fierce.” – Quvenzhane Wallis

“I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.” – Stella Young

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