A sobering thought that I tend to come back to is this. Things change and that’s a good thing. It can be scary, of course, but change is worth it. To be stagnant is to not live. I understand that this a privilege that not every person has. Their ability to change has been taken from them. They cannot shed their skin, nor their circumstances. Like lobsters, a human that cannot shed their skin to grow dies. That’s why, we must protect each other when we shed, when we change, because that’s when we’re most vulnerable, that’s when our insides are exposed. No matter how long it takes, don’t forget to shed.