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Sometimes I get so sick of being (or acting) brave

For my birthday a few years ago, one of my close gal friends got me a cute ornament from the movie “Brave.”

On the card she wrote: “You are one of the bravest people I know.” She wrote that when I was going through a very hard part of my life, there off at university.

It was true: I was very brave. I think that’s my norm (being incredibly stubborn helps too. And having a strong sense of right and wrong). But sometimes I get so tired of being brave. I just want to curl up into a tiny ball and be scared of life.

I want my heart to stop hurting.