So often we want to constantly blame others. Or we place the blame on a past situation for our own shortcomings. I can no longer blame my exes for my inability to open up to another man. I can no longer look at my financial situation and still remain in the professional standstill that I am in. I am the catalyst that causes change in my life. Mama told me about the power of words today. “I am in a rut, Mommy.” Her reply? “You are in a rut because you said you are in a rut.” I say I am, therefore I am. I cried tonight because at one point I believed that certain things were unattainable for me. I never thought that anyone would be moved by anything that I write. I am so determined to be successful in my own right, and no longer feed into what society deems acceptable.