Valiantly so

Daring, brave and bold

I have learned to be

No shrinking violet

a necessity

Not an easy task,

’twas a long journey

Fear surely got in

the way of bravery

But there was no way

I could have stayed the same

No self-confidence

is evidently lame

Challenge acknowledged

as in truth or dare game

Faked it till I made it

Self-doubt I did tame

Life changed for the best

no more hiding away

Social awkwardness

has been kept at bay

Timid no longer

my thoughts I could say

Not a mere existence

Life fully lived each day

© Anna Jailene Aguilar Van Der Merwe


11 thoughts on “Valiantly so

    1. Aw, thank you my dearest darling. See, we lift each other up. 😘 Did I ever tell you I had an inferiority complex as a skinny, geeky, dark kid from the island, with her strangely awful accent? Slowly but surely, I’ll find that consistent courage to write about that inadequacy issue. Much love to you. Warm hugs.

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      1. I had an inferiority complex too, but I am kicking that into touch these days and learning to like who I am. I would love to hear more about what it was like for you and how you perceive yourself. I am sure it is more critical than anyone else would perceive you! You are beautiful, I mean that 🙂 xx warm hugs back lovely 🙂

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      2. Darn thing that rears its ugly head but yeah, we work hard to be better than it, so it’s gotta work 😊 And that perception is tricky. What helps me is what an old friend taught me – stop check correct! Thank you, thank you so much for the love! Beauty and sunshine abound, yay! ❤️❤️ I do suspect you spread both 😊💞

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      1. Yes dear process of your growth…. And its a blessing you shower too. Be blessed with smiles and happiness and love and light.

        Hey CEO you have some work for us, hmmm remember

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