Sometimes in order to get moving you need to break up, break out, break through,
Smash apart something that you once settled for to make space for what is meant to be yours.
Sometimes you need to stomp your feet and bellow in order to open up the space where you will shine instead of being forgotten in the foot lights.
And sometimes you need to strongly draw a line that cannot be crossed, no matter how innocently to protect your heart from folks who stumble blindly and don’t want to open their eyes.
Sometimes you need to walk away from the thing that only sometimes sorta works, even though you have no idea if anything better will be found. Even though it means you will lose everything that you thought kinda sorta held you once upon a time and you think that maybe that thing was the closest you’ll ever get.
Sometimes you need to be fierce.
Because you can’t play this small anymore.
Because if being compassionate does not always mean being “nice”. And sometimes you need to stand completely on your own in order to see how the universe does provide.
Because you need to remember who you are–even the parts that scare you.
Because that is the only way forward. That is the only way.