once upon a time….

once upon a time there was a little girl who had dreams upon dreams that she spent hours and hours thinking about .

she grew up to be a cynical woman. who saw too many ugly things too young. and had been hurt too much to let the walls down.

everyone told this woman “everything happens for a reason” and every other trite comment they could.

she was tired of thinking about it. tired of hearing it. and tired of living it.

she sunk so low that she stopped seeing beauty in the world.

she stopped seeing happiness in her future.

she was angry all the time.

she was lonely.

she was jealous.

she stopped wanting to be around people.

she stopped caring what she looked like.

she stopped finding happiness in the things that always had been her escape before.

once upon a time there was a girl who stopped dreaming.

who stopped hoping.

who stopped visualizing.

she stopped smiling.

she survived. she didn’t live.

then one day something changed and caught her completely off guard.

someone walked into her life that changed everything without even trying.

she suddenly started to see the beauty in the world again.

she found hope again.

she started to dream again.

she started to genuinely laugh again.

she realized that she had started to become the antithesis of what she ever wanted to become.

she realized that it was time to take down the walls. drop the anger. and open her eyes, mind and heart to the beauty that the world has to offer.

once upon a time a little girl had a dream. ~ traci xoxo

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