I identified with a lot of this - except #4. I have found that this journey has taught me who me REAL friends are and I have enough confidence now that if someone feels threatened by me or can't take the "real" me - I leave them in the dust!
Life is too short to worry about someone ELSE'S insecurities!!
"I'm through accepting limits, cause someone says they're so. Some things I cannot change but 'til I try I'll never know!" ~ Wicked ~
"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said 'I just don't care!'" ~ Pink ~