The pain I have had as a constant companion for months is now in hiding.
I have banished my demons.
The light I project now shines so bright the shadows are powerless.
I know they are still there.
I know that they may never go away.
The difference, however, from three weeks ago to today is that today I am not only ready but itching to fight the shadows.
I no longer want to give into the darkness.
For months I let the shadows take over every inch of my mind, poisoning everything.
They covered my light, and made me defenseless.
I found my light again despite the thousands of shadows trying to hide it from the world.
I see my own worth again and I want my light to shine.
I want to live again.
The shadows may always be there but now I am prepared to fight them.
They hold no more power than I give them.