Recently a friend (that I think the world of) pointed out that there are times when I suddenly, inexplicably, vanish.
And only a shell remains.
She cited a specific incident that morning and challenged me,
You were so alive, so vibrant, so engaged, and all of sudden, you disappeared?
Where is your fight???
Ever since her questions have haunted me and I can’t help but wonder,
Am I like a turtle that at the first sign of danger retreats into the comfort of my shell?
Why don’t I really battle it out in passionate pursuit of my dreams?
What am I afraid of?
And most importantly, how can I break this unbecoming cycle?
Because I have got to say of all the animals I could possibly imitate, the turtle would have to be 0ne of my last choices.
What animal do you feel you resemble and why?