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  • Man, is life an adventure. I'm focusing and refocusing, and maybe for the first time ever, I actually believe in myself. Yes, I believe in myself.

    And I'm done putting up with bullshit.

    It's an odd feeling: Standing up for what you feel is right is worth it. It makes loss worth facing.

    Fear no longer can wedge its way between desire and reality.
    Fear of failure; Fear of not being enough; Fear of not believing enough to hold firm.

    Here are my cards. Are you folding? Cause I sure as hell ain't.

    And the reality of it all just boils down to one small phrase: I matter. It's so simple, and yet so profound.

    "I'm a human being, goddammit, and my life has value."
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