Finding acceptance sometimes means the whole world when you have nothing else to hold onto. When every ounce of self esteem has been ripped from your spirit by the first people who love you unconditionally, no strings attached, how do you feel? When will the accolades be good enough? When will the time come when the need to prove oneself be unnecessary? Traveling back down that road that takes you to the place where you feel as though every insult is fresh like yesterday is never easy. One day ears will block out those unsympathetic voices and only the positive commentary shines through. Perhaps the day will come when you look back on this very moment wearing a comforting smile knowing that in the end everything is truly okay. Just breathe.