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Making dent in shell around heart.

by dakat123 on November 24, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

After many years of putting up barriers to protect myself, I find myself struggling to take them down.

It's exhausting.

The idea of risking the pain of heartbreak... it's terrifying to me. Anxiety attack scary.

But ...

With the help of a few great friends, two wonderful children and my stubborn nature, I'm making strides. Of course it's not as fast I would like, but talking down walls ... Sigh.


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