"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -Anais Nin
this reminds me all too well of the fear that i allowed to rule my life for so many years, believing that if i dared trust or open myself up for love, even with being desperate for it, it would annihilate me. it was all a lie created strictly for survival in a dangerous world by my young self.
today, i do not need this protection. i can free myself to receive all the good which will come my way, and that i deserve.