Where is my happy ending?
I always thought I could maybe get one.
I’ve waited for so long to witness the feelings of being loved and happy, but it seems like I was not destined for it.
I feel so lonely, with no one to help.
I feel so worthless, having no one to value me.
I feel broken, to the extent I don’t believe in love anymore.
They say only time can heal but I haven’t done much healing.
Is it a sin to wish for something I would never have?
All I wished for was happiness and love.
But the more I wish for it, the more my hopes get crushed.
Whenever I looked into the mirror, a broken, shattered girl will be staring right back at me.
Maybe I was meant to be alone.
Then I realized that I shouldn’t be looking for happiness and love at the same place I lost it.
I realized I don’t need someone to love me, I only need to love me.
And when I did, I felt love, happiness and confidence.
I am no longer the broken girl waiting for a happy ending.
I am a beautiful, brave girl creating her happy ending.
Because I am worthy of love and happiness.
Aminah is a 16 year old from Nigeria. She writes to motivate people who are broken just like her.