To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on May 16, 2014 in Picture Quotes, Quote of the Day

“Most of my life has been spent trying to shrink myself. Trying to become smaller. Quieter. Less sensitive. Less opinionated. Less needy. Because I didn’t want to be a burden. I didn’t want to be too much or push people away.
I wanted people to like me. I wanted to be cared for and valued. I wanted to be wanted. So for years, I sacrificed myself for the sake of making other people happy. And for years, I suffered. But I’m tired of suffering, and I’m done shrinking. It’s not my job to change who I am in order to become someone else’s idea of a worthwhile human being. I am worthwhile. Not because other people think I am, but because I exist, and therefore I matter. My thoughts matter. My feelings matter. My voice matters. And with or without anyone’s permission or approval, I will continue to be who I am and speak my truth. Even if it makes people angry. Even if it makes them uncomfortable. Even if they choose to leave. I refuse to shrink. I choose to take up space. I choose honor my feelings. I choose to give myself permission to get my needs met. I choose me”
~Daniel Keopke.


  1. Lubica May 16, 2014 Reply

    Yes, yes and yes….. Thats me

  2. Sli May 18, 2014 Reply

    Amen to that I surely choose me.

  3. sophie Nambi June 17, 2014 Reply

    you inspire me

  4. merci July 22, 2014 Reply

    That’s me…

  5. maria teresa real July 28, 2014 Reply

    yes, its really the Real Me

  6. Trisha soriano August 23, 2014 Reply

    That’s me…

  7. norma hernandez September 2, 2014 Reply

    I choose me! Thats right put yourself first before anyone else!

  8. Saiya April 3, 2015 Reply

    Because I can…. I choose me. Thanks for the inspiring qoute

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