It’s tough to be exposed. Spoke with a friend about things I wanted to do and a few sentences in and the voices in my head, screamed “retreat, retreat”. Exposure is unnerving especially when it exposes things we have been hurt by and are afraid of as a result. Short-sighted perspectives and unsafe relationships only make the problem worse. Regardless, I am exposed and the question is will I retreat from the exposure or do something good with it. Today, may answer is retreat.