Once Upon A Time…

Ann Litts
4 min readDec 26, 2019
Photo by Kourosh Qaffari on Unsplash

I was unlovable.

Nothing good ever happened to me.

No one in my family liked me.

I was plain.

I could never get Life right.

I was lonely. All. The. Time.

I was scared. All. The. Time.

I was lost.

I didn’t know who I was.

The Most Important Person In My World Died.

No one understood me.

I was a freak.

I had the wrong clothes, the wrong words, the wrong hair, the wrong everything.

I was bullied.

I had a chronic illness.

I had anxiety so severe, at times I could not function.

I almost died.

I had a very sick kid.

I had a failed marriage.

I couldn’t make a romantic relationship last more than a few months.

I lost friends. Lots and lots of friends.

Those are only some of the stories I could tell myself. If I cared to. But I don’t. Our Lives are a clean page. A new chance to write ‘Once upon a time…” with every single breath. We don’t even have to wait for tomorrow — we can start with the very next breath.

Exhale. Inhale.

Look at your page. It is completely blank. YOU get to decide from this moment on what your story will be.

I am loved by Excellent Humans and Magical Creatures.

I am The Luckiest Witch on the face of The Planet.

My daughters, my sons-in-law, my granddaughters, my cousins really do like me a lot.

I am bold. I am beautiful. I get more so with every passing day. Age becomes me.

I am learning more each day about what a Gift Life is and I lean Joy-Fully into each moment I am given.

I may be alone — but I am never lonely. I treasure my solitude.

I have learned Fear is a liar. There is nothing to Fear because I have survived every day of My Life to date. The Universe has my back.