The band aid may pull out a few hairs when you tear it off.
There will be sleepless nights when you begin planning your exit strategy from that dead-end job.
At times you will experience doubt and a sense of loneliness when you decide to end the relationships that bring you more misery and heartache than joy and safety.
You will cry when you stop begging them to stay and finally watch them walk away.
The anxiety you will feel when you have no choice but to ask for help will be real.
You will feel abandoned by a few familiar faces when you finally begin living the life you were created to live and not the life someone told you was good enough.
It will hurt.
So why do it?
Do it because you deserve it. Do it because after the sting, the sleepless nights, the doubt, the loneliness, the tears, the anxiety, and the abandonment, YOU WILL STILL BE ALIVE.