Settled in contented bliss, I wouldn't have changed a thing.
Suddenly all I have known and carefully built was challenged from without. The temptation to challenge in return, finding fault with my nemesis was compelling. Yet aware my defensiveness could rob me of growth, I blocked my mind from slamming closed. I struggled to convince myself that if only I looked more deeply, investigating the depths of my own heart, I might discover opportunity in place of threat. This unbidden exercise in self-reflection has been arduous, but in the end I have found certainty and reaffirmation of all that is good in my world.