of course i’m not unafraid

Well, well, well. Two days in a row! I still want to write more tonight but it’s already 11pm so… we’ll see where I end up.

Today’s prompt was: How are you brave?

Over the course of the day, most of the things I thought about circled back around to this: I’m brave because I actively let myself be vulnerable.

Usually, that means verbalizing what I’m struggling with, or sharing my passions VERY loudly (lol kpop), both of which can feel like baring the tender insides of my heart, all soft and bruised. But as much as it’s terrifying to be so seen, and to be the one exposing myself in these ways, it’s opened me up to so much reward – things like a greater sense of community, shared connection. More chances to understand how to love myself. And all of that outweighs the risk, by a heck of a lot.

The title of this post, and the embroidery in the featured image, are from BTS’s ON:

Bring the pain
No fear, now that I know the way
Breathe on the small things
My air and my light in the dark
The power of the things that make me, “me”
Even if I fall, I come right up, scream

BTS – “ON”

English translation found here.

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