Self-Rejection by Paige Turner

Although I really hate being single

The fear of rejection controls me

I get lost in the thoughts of what if . . .

What if he doesn’t like me?

What if I am not pretty enough?

What if I am not his type?

What if I am not good enough?

I start feeling like I have to pretend to be what I am not.

Pretending to like his likes.

Pretending I look the way I look right now every day.

Pretending we have chemistry.

Pretending I deserve to be with him.

And so,

I cancel our date

There is no need to pretend.

Self-Rejection, keeps me single again.


© Paige Turner

Excerpt from the book Naughty Nuts & Bolts

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2 replies

  1. I used to be a lot like that. Not so much anymore. I stoped caring if I am worthy. I know I’m not. But I also know that I am lucky. And so why not give it a shot and see if I am lucky enough to find someone who likes me just for being me?

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