i don’t claim or pretend that life isn’t full of heartbreak, challenges and our own internal boogiemen… but taking a step into that which tests our lens, that which evokes fear or hesitation because of what people might think of us, that which asks us to look at our own strength or weakness, and that which asks us to more compassionately and competently interact with other beings and the world around us… is a step worth taking no matter if it hurts sometimes.