Have you ever felt trapped by your self?

By the bars you’ve grown accustomed to living behind for ages?

By the limitations of your self that you’ve come to know so well, embrace as your confidantes,

and see as clear as day?

Yet somehow now you face them head on. Eye to eye, nose to nose.

Knowing that you’ve somehow chosen them as self-inflicted roadblocks as tools to uncover your greatest potential.

Without struggle there are no fulfilling successes.

Without hardship, there is no earned win.

And so I embrace this prison as the seat of my greatest freedom.

Knowing full well that I will break free, just as soon as my wings grow strong enough to soar to the highest heights of my deepest desires.

-Becky Bordo