I personally refuse to be a prisoner of my past. I had to learn that pain isn’t on a set timer. It’s okay to feel. It’s okay to hurt. It’s okay to cry. Exploring my healing process was the best thing I’ve ever done. I did what I needed to do to realign my spirit. Self-love isn’t a countdown. I always grouped pain with fear but I learned that if you entertain fear, stagnancy always comes along with it.