"When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'"

~Unknown~

I am a creature of Habit

Afraid to travel to different places

I feel uncomfortable trying new things

So it seemed like a huge task to try to break away

But I still tried

I spread my wings and started to fly

I flew high until Self-Esteem came

She took a hold of my wings, cutting off their ability to flap

And ran me to the ground

I lay on the ground

Until Determination helped me

Back up like an old friend

I jumped up and soared high

Then Confidence hit me, causing everything to seem hard and scary

And I fell back to where I had started

Determination had been watching

Once again she helped me up

This time I got a running start

I was so close when I started

Asking questions about Future: What will happen next?

Then Worry came the hardest

She started kicking and punching me

I fell to the ground, landing in a hole this time

I just layed there, ready to give up

All my efforts to leave

Now seemed worthless and futile

I felt Despair take hold of me, filling my every pore

Then Hope came and gave me strength

She battled Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Worry for me

I traveled higher and higher

Until I reached the city of Goals and Dreams