Hopes, goals, dreams, inspirations, clever ideas, thoughts, plans…
The best parts of herself shut away in the darkness.
Bullying, cruelty, callous words, and comments have yielded their impact.
These long-forgotten feelings and unachieved dreams take her by surprise. Their weight is staggering. So many unattempted.
“That’s gotta change,” the fighter in her says. Clinging to the paper in her hands, she realizes it’s a lifeline. This is who she really is.
She boldly walks out of the closet and back into the world.