Beautifully written, Raam. I loved the part where you tried not to run back to the house. So many times in life, we panic and run instead of trying to embrace the uncomfortableness of any situation. More often than not, I find that people underestimate their resilience. How many times have you spoken to someone who has gone through a rough time and wondered how they got through it all…only to be surprised when they themselves were at times uncertain about their resilience. We are more resilient than we think, and should be enough of a reason to go out there and to the things that scare us.