You have been the driving force behind my toughest choices. Afraid I was not ready. Not qualified. Not strong enough. Not worthy. Holding me back. Stifling me. Keeping me in my comfort zone. Being my worst critic. Telling me I was not good enough, smart enough or attractive enough. Reminding me of who I used to be. Failing to realize I have grown. I listen to my positive voice and dim yours. I hear mumbling and realize you have not been silenced. I feel your presence, but know how to distance you. Strength sits in your place now. Confidence needs to also dominate over your voice. That day is in view.