“To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”
I wish I could tell you what sparked this sudden awakening, but honestly, I can’t figure it out for myself just yet. There were things left unsaid, pages left unturned, words saved for a later day. My naive mind struggled to comprehend at the time. Years spent pondering why. Better late than never, I suppose.
With an absent father, deteriorating brother, and failed love, I couldn’t even begin to place any sort of trust in men in general. With a weak foundation, I was never fully present, afraid to leave myself vulnerable. My thought was, if I didn’t care, I couldn’t be hurt.
Today, I feel an enormous weight lifted from my shoulders, that of years of uncertainty. This closure was just what I needed. I don’t regret for one minute any of those days spent, as days wasted. I’ve become so much stronger. I can’t begin to thank you enough.
I have never felt more alive. I cannot wait to discover what this beautiful life has to offer and am more than ready to take on the world. I see a bright future up ahead.