The forest had somehow grown thicker. The trees seemed to have multiplied leaving only a few openings from which to enter or exit from. I found myself faced with a decision that I was not prepared to make. Would I keep going or would I go back to where I came from? An unspeakable fear arose inside me when I thought about moving forward. The uncertainty of where I would end up left me shaking. However when I thought about going back to where I had come from the same fear arose inside me, only this time it was much stronger. I knew I could never return to that life I had been living - what a contradiction of words it was. If I was to find my true self then I could only do so by moving forward.
I stood in front of that dark forest for quite sometime before I found the courage to enter it. Everything was a blur. Picturing myself already on the other side in a forest of lush green trees and blue sky was the only thing that got me through. I held onto that image every step of the way. And somehow despite all of the darkness and fear that had followed me in, I found my way out.