I’m not sure where I’m going, but I’m on my way.

Be brave.  Be brave.  That’s simple yet powerful.  Maybe I haven’t been brave yet.  If not now, when?  I’m not who I used to be.  I’m becoming more my true self with every passing day.  True change is slow and hard to see but lasting.  It’s all exactly how it was meant to be because this is how it is.  I am equipped to deal with anything because I am strong, not because of pride or arrogance, but because I am creating myself a strong foundation built on truths and knowledge that this, too, shall pass.  I can learn from anything and become more myself because of it.  Who I am is different from anyone else on earth and that is not to be apologized for but celebrated.  And if I don’t celebrate this particular combination of amino acids and proteins, DNA strands and electrical currents, experiences, memories, thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, weaknesses, talents, sense of humor, likes, dislikes, and even the very color of my eyes, who will?  I have never happened before and never again will I again, just like I am in these moments, and now is when it is happening.  I don’t want to miss my life.  I want to be present for every single painful and joyful moment of it. 

If not now, when?

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