my training wheels came off today. like learning how to ride your first bike, i am learning how to live for myself, on my own. six months ago i began pedaling my way towards something. not sure what. my experiences to date here have been safe. but i knew that, a comfortable haven to play. but now restless and with new found curiosity, determined strength and approaching almost a year when i stepped away from my insecurity i am pedaling forward, fast towards the bend. LK knows me well by now and the training wheel analogy she dubbed for me gave me perspective that as with every state of transition there is that training phase, grooming you for what is next. and after six months, composed and balanced, i’m off in to the world, letting go of my grip on the handles, hands up high. riding free.