Things I learned last year

I learned that independence
is not a solo journey. That
sharing myself does not mean
giving myself away. I learned
that compromise is strength,
not weakness. That holding on
feels exponentially better than
holding back. That freedom is
not the opposite of commitment,
but a commitment in itself.
I learned that love is liberation
and not constraint. And that I
should stop looking and start seeing,
I should stop running away
and start running towards.