You just made the scariest decision of your life. You left everything that was comfortable and secure for a world that's filled with darkness. Don't worry, it won't be that way for long. You'll find your way again.
The thing about people, experiences and situations that feel comfortable for us, but no longer allow us to grow, is that they don't offer the security we truly desire. There's more security in the unknown and uncharted, if only we believed in its ability to catch us when we finally take the leap.
You jumped with arms wide open, eyes looking toward the horizon, and you didn't dare look for what's beneath you. I'm so proud of you for choosing yourself, Danielle. I'm so proud of the woman you're becoming by loving yourself first.
It's been a long journey for you to get to this place, but can you see how important that journey was? How every single step you took led you to where you are now? Without those steps, you wouldn't possess the bravery and courage to set your whole world on fire and watch it burn around you.
My love, you are going to get through this, I promise. I know you can't see it yet. I know everything feels cold and dark and lonely, but there's a light up ahead, waiting for you to greet it. There's a soft opening that's reaching out its hand for you to hold it. There's adventure there, beyond the peak. It's what you've been dreaming of.
Without taking this risk, you'd never find what you're looking for.
Without letting go of what's no longer meant for you, you'd never discover yourself.
Without choosing darkness for some time, you'd never step into the light.
This is your time now, Danielle.
This is where it all begins for you.
I love you.