How I’m Learning to Rely on Myself for Validation

Getting praise from outside sources will never go the distance.

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When I was ten years old, I thought I had quite the penchant for poetry writing. One of my friends recommended a website to me — poetry.com. At this website, she’d already been listed as a semi-finalist in a national competition for a poem she wrote.