So much of who I was prior to this year was damaged, a screen to protect me from myself, my weakness, my fears. So much of me hidden, buried under the pain. So many of my words chosen to avoid the one thing I most needed to say.
I am so much stronger now, blossoming, growing out of the shade and into the sun. I no longer feel like hiding. With the spring, I grow and change and strengthen and heal. I’m not afraid anymore, and it feels wonderful.