I see my friend Debbie come in -- who never knew me in high school, but is now the head of the music department. She will be my reminder of who I am now. I will not slip back into who I was. And just to prove it, I go over and talk to the people who I used to not feel worthy enough to talk to. And hey, they talk back, and give genuine hugs. Maybe I wasn't as unworthy as I always thought I was... Oh shut up, Alyssa, you were NEVER as unworthy as you thought you were. NOBODY is as unworthy as you thought you were.
There's no place like home (Thank God)
You think there's no place like home?
Well you can change all the names,
But the characters stay the same
Oh there's no place like home
Well, as much as all the characters continue to fight for the status quo... I've changed. I've changed, and my life has changed. They can keep their status quo. I'm happy to never go back.
...when you're ready, your heart holds the tools
So say goodbye to that road of salvation
And the heartless, the coward and the fool
The heartless, the coward and the fool
You can't go back. Even if you wanted to. Everything changes. It stays the same in your mind, but only if you let it stay the same in your mind. The beautiful part of living a long life is that you can change your story.
I am no longer a helpless child or a hopeless adolescent. And those years helped me grow into the strong, capable, independent, blissfully happy and love-filled woman I am today.
I have cleared the space, it's time to take my place
Prepare to speak my truth, stand up and be the proof
Be the Proof...
Only the Truth remains