A Wapsi Girl embraces life for all its worth. She takes every challenge in stride and learns with each choice what she is and is not. She does not let the world around her define her or use her choices as a way to keep her in place.
A Wapsi Girl sees the beauty in all things. She is not afraid of looking deep inside herself and dealing with her demons. She comes to grips with the fact that they are a part of her and that is what makes her whole.
A Wapsi Girl’s beauty is immeasurable because it comes from deep inside and makes her stand out more than she is aware.
A Wapsi Girl looks at the world through different eyes and sees there is a purpose for all things. She is strong, compassionate, multifaceted, nurturing, a healer and teacher. She is whimsical, eccentric and full of life.
The way I describe a Wapsi Girl is how I finally see myself. I have had many challenges in my life and made choices; some good, some not so much. I have never been one to live with regret because I have always felt you only regret things when you haven’t learned from them. With every choice you learn new things about yourself.
My grade school years I was told I was too dark and ugly and had personality. What a curse that is to have at such a young age. It was seventh or eighth grade I decided if you did not like me for who I was, forget you. It was also eighth grade when I made the first decision of what I was not. A young girl had come to school and by then I must have made it to the in-crowd when I was not looking and they where making fun of her and I was laughing until I looked at her. I did not just see her, I looked at her eyes and saw what others didn’t, what I was all to familiar with. I decided then I would not be like them and removed myself from that place and became her friend.
My late teens I made choices and I ran away to college to get away from that choice. When I came home I went into the nurse assistant field even though I was on track after high school to become a vocational nurse. On a whim I joined the Navy and found myself in an abusive marriage, and finally got out.
I have walked miles to get my sons to the doctor when I had no money, I have rode buses and walked 20 miles a day when pregnant to ensure that my kids had what they needed. I have answered late night calls from people I had not seen or heard from in years and sat with their child at the hospital while they rested. I have been confidante, teacher, and confessor for others and done so with no clue I was doing it.
In all these years I had never realized I had demons to deal with and in my 30’s I found them or they found me. It had always been others who told me they saw these things in me and even that I was Wapsi Girl. I did not see what they saw.
I have finally come to realize who I am and that even my demons serve a purpose. I started living and feeling more fully. I took up hiking and found a stronger relationship with G-d, in of all places the Great Dismal swamp. Robert Frost once wrote “I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”
A Wapsi Girl takes the road less traveled and lives it with no regret. I am a Wapsi Girl.
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