By definition, a vice is a habitual or trivial defect... a shortcoming. Everyone has a vice.
Mine was men.
I always felt abandoned by the men in my life. I always clung to the opinions and attention of the boys around me...fighting for it in any way I could.
When I was younger, it was easy to get the attention of the boys my age by just dressing cute and having a bubbly personality.
As I got older though, I noticed that I was having to work harder and harder for their attention. Eventually, it turned into me feeling like I had to give myself to them in any way they asked to get their attention.
So that’s what I did.
I used my body as a way to fill some kind of void that I thought could be filled with the love of a man.
As the years went on, I felt myself clinging to not their love, but their lust.
I no longer cared about their love.
I just wanted to hear them call me hot, sexy, or beautiful. I knew they were using me.
I didn’t care.
I needed them to want me.
I needed them to beg.
I needed to feel needed.
For any woman who might feel as though a man’s lust for you can fill that deep void in your heart, take a step back. Trivial, temporary things like that will only make your heart heavier.
It will only make you begin to despise yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with living life the way you want or with who you want, but don’t use that lifestyle simply as a way to make you feel wanted.
Because my Prince Charming came into my life and I no longer needed any other man.
I finally felt truly loved and he helped me to learn that even without him, I would be more than a body.
He helped me see that I was a body, face, brain, smile, laugh, personality, and everything in between.
I am a strong woman now that I know my worth.
You are a strong woman.
Show your strength.
Know your worth.