I will not rise like a Phoenix from the ashes.
I will not straighten my tiara and be a queen.
I will not find my sparkle again, grasp my dreams, shine like a diamond under pressure, get in touch with my inner goddess or live out the rest of my life renewed like those inspiring meme quotes.
I will trudge on. This perilous place I am in will become smaller as I move away from it but I will be forever changed and have the footprints leading away but always behind me to prove I was there.
I will not fool myself that life becomes brighter, better, more beautiful after its battles. But it does go on.