And you know, today I believe in myself and I know that one day I won't have to try as hard. I won't have to teach my body to be still, to be calm, to relax, to know that my life does not intrinsically equal some traumatic danger that it has to tense up and prepare for.
One day I won't have to fight for that, and it's this hope, this dream that keeps me moving forward and inspires me to know that I am so much more than my struggles.
This is the way the sun rises. Moment by moment. Step by step. It rises into the palms of the horizon, and its journey is a beautiful thing.
Special thanks to Halimah M. for being my muse and for sharing her story. Also, thanks to Dave Foster for the encouragement throughout the duration of my creating process.