Fear was once my GPS: personally adjusted to avoid road blocks and tolls with precise accuracy so that I would never stray from the set path in front of me, the one I had chosen. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that sometimes fear doesn’t always keep me safe by avoiding stressors, sometimes fear purposely makes me lost, makes me lose my signal and gain a new fear, a fear that I am alone. I realized that fear is not a good GPS because even though it avoids stumbling blocks that I’m aware of, the ones I try desperately to steer clear of, it creates new dilemmas that I have not yet foreseen, which can often times be scarier, sides, regardless of fear, one still needs to pay the fee at every troll bridge to more forward. I have decided henceforth to let hope become my GPS for this very reason. Though I may still be fearful at times, hope will be my motivator and guide my path to where I’ve been, where I am, and where I’m going and I will never be alone.