I haven't been here in a while. Why? I'm afraid. I'm afraid someone will see me. I'm afraid of etching out my life on this little blog, for fear it won't turn out as I planned. I'm afraid that my mistakes will be on display and I won't be able to forget them or pretend it didn't happen. Wanna know a secret?
I'm afraid of everything.
Of walking from my car to my front door.
Of sharp objects, cliches, and seeing pain.
Of trying something new.
Of being noticed.
Of taking the plunge.
Of being forgotten.
Of saying goodbye.
Of saying hello.
Of talking about my fears.
And a lot more things I'm, you guessed it, too afraid to admit.
Out of necessity, my motto has been: