There have been many times in my life that for one reason or another, I have been told I could not go or enter a particular place. It has not been until recently that I realized how very hurtful and damaging those times were to my heart. It isn't even that I have always wanted to go to those places; in fact, most times I haven't, but to know that I was not allowed, that broke parts of me that were destined to live beyond. Seeing "do not enter" signs, followed by someone else's definition of you is tremendously painful and damaging. You find yourself standing outside watchiing others go in and wondering what it is about you that makes your simple presence unacceptable. I can tell you that it is a lie. All of it. You are enough. You are just as good as anyone else who is able to go. You simply have to see it, and surround yourself with others who hold your hand and walk through the door.