Five Minute Friday - Bloom

Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on bloom.

We don't get to decide.
Where we are born.
Who we are born to.
How we are raised.
Where our roots are planted.
It's just given to us.
This family.
This house.
It's all just there.

And then there comes a point in time
in which you pick up your potted plant
and you put down your own roots.
You make your own decisions,
you create your own family.

And, for me, in that time,
I bloomed.
I learned more about myself than I ever thought.
I met the most amazing people who are to this day family.
I created my family.
I make my choices.
I let go.
I fought hard for me.
I fought hard for what I wanted.
I bloomed.

I realized I could always rely on me
but I also realized I would never have to.
I would never be alone.
Because the love of those I decided to keep with me,
they let me grow,
they loved watching me bloom.

And, you will get there too.
Maybe not in the same way.
But, your time will come.
Your moment of you and your choices and your decisions, they are moments away.
And you too will bloom.
You will realize that your stumbles are not falls.
You will realize you are fine on your own,
but you will also realize you are never alone.

There comes a time when we stop using our past as reasons for our future choices.
That is the time in which we bloom.


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