What a tragedy it is to tell yourself not to be
afraid. It’s like telling yourself not to be sad, not
to be happy, not to experience some of your most
visceral and native human instincts. The truth is
that every individual is afraid, every soul gets
scared, every heart gets hesitant, but that is not
to be sanitized, that is not to be dismissed. Feel
your fear, but do not let it be a barrier, let it be a
break—a small crack where you prove to yourself
that you are strong in spite of it, a reminder that
you can leap even if your legs are trembling.
– bianca sparacino