When you are alone:
you have the right to take up space.
You do not have to apologize for existing.
It's okay to dance, 
if you feel like dancing.
Close your eyes
and listen to the music.
Your existence is validated
by your own measure. 
You don't have to compare and contrast 
yourself to the others around you. 
You are just fine, 
simple dress down casual "you".
Learning to accept your worth
comes in fits and pieces. 
When you learn to genuinely fit
inside your own skin,
the world is an interesting place. 
You have every right to smile if you're happy
and to laugh if it's funny.
Your life, your story, your day
your journey
is just as interesting as anyone else's.