We all build our walls from the ground up during the course of our lives. We do it to protect ourselves from the bad guys and the monsters lurking around “out there.” Personally, I’ve always done it to shield my heart from being broken. Who hasn’t? But the thunderous, omnipotent power of love somehow still manages to knock my walls down heartbreak after heartbreak. So what’s the point of building them up again?

I think for now, I’ll keep them down so that the people in my life who love, support and respect me can continue to get in. The older I get, the more I realize that letting people in is a brave act and shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s hard because a lot of people leave…. but they don’t matter. The ones who stay, they’re the ones that matter. And most importantly, I matter. So if you don’t want to stay, the walls aren’t high anymore. Feel free to climb over them and leave. I won’t stop you. Not anymore.