In the past few months, I have made some of the best friends I could have ever asked for.

I've met new girls, reignited friendships, and found people who care about me, and understand me, more than I ever thought people could.

I've had people sit and listen to me talk for hours (even days sometimes), support me in really dark times, and simply just encourage me to get back on my feet.

I've had the support system that every broken hearted, depressive, mixed up girl dreams of.

If you know me, you will know that I am a massive softy, especially when it comes to my relationships with people. I'm a huge pushover - I just want to make people happy, do what they want to do, and not cause any tension.

I'm also the kind of girl that gets really down on themselves. I nit-pick at every little problem with myself, tear myself down, and make myself feel completely shit.

So, as you can imagine, I'm not a good advocate for being a 'strong, confident woman' really, am I?

However, in the past few months, I've slowly started to find the confidence to be a little more 'in control' as per say...

Surrounding myself with confident, strong and amazing girls, has made me realise that's exactly how I want to be and feel too. And, well, not too long ago, I did used to be a little like that, I think I've just been chipped away at over time, but it's slowly coming back.

I am slowly, but surely, starting to not give a fuck again.

It's the little things like your friend saying 'Hol, you're better than this' or 'For gods sake Hol, GET OVER IT', that make me think 'oh, shit, yeah I actually am better than this, I need to move the fuck on'. 

Or it's even just minor little compliments here and there, from girls who I completely admire and love, that have boosted my confidence by miles.

Literally, thank GOD for my friends.

Having amazing women back in my life, after being so overly focused on one person for wayyyy too long, has been the best thing to happen to me for a while, and it's been exactly what I needed too.

I needed this reminder that I am not to be pushed over, to be used, to be taken advantage of - sure, I still want to be kind and caring (and a little bit soft, because let's face it... I'm like a walking marshmallow sometimes), but not to the degree where I let people walk all over me... NEVER. AGAIN.

"Let that shit go"

So, this is to my strong as hell, amazing friends. Thank fuck for you. ♥

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