One can choose to go back toward safety or froward toward growth.
Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
Whether you are held back by the confines of your upbringing or held hostage by an unhealthy relationship, choose courage and break free. Each determined step will lead you to the freedom of being who you are meant to be.
Trust that you have the strength, be bold in changing your thoughts, get the support you need from others. There are many of us here ready to lend you our hand.