I've disguised weaknesses for strengths, I've camouflaged fear for courage, and I've swapped black into white. I've built walls around me and created islands in the middle of oceans, convincing myself of invincibility. But I never felt invincible, only invisible. Fear built those walls and fear made those islands, and fear drives this sense of independence, but really at the end of the day I long for connection, for coffee shops and long talks, for laughter and me too's. Today I challenge myself to dare greatly and I ask you to do the same, take a brick out of that wall and reach out a hand as you take a step closer to shore, and trust that someone might be ready to grab it.