Perhaps after seven years, I’m finally being released. I’m not sure whether those restraints were of my heart or mind’s doing. But glancing at the direction I’m currently going, I feel that I can finally be free of what has been holding me down since high school. That would be beyond amazing – to be free of something that hurt more than helped. And because everyone was right – I could do better. However, I’m afraid to delve into this potential. What if I misread the signs? What if there was no potential to begin with, or worse, someone already filled (or has continued to fill) that spot? Would I spiral back down and end up in the same spot I was in the past seven years? Or would I come out a stronger, more independent person? Regardless, I feel like this is a must. I need to get over this and branch out – what, with this being my last year in college and all. I need to simply take a leap of faith and see how my cards play out. If things work out – well then, I finally have found that picture that I would not be ashamed of sharing. We shall see. Because at the end of the day, everything happens for a reason.