There is a dichotomy between the new me and the old me. The old me is independent, fearless, active, and agile. Loves to sing, dance, drive distances and dine on delicacies like chocolate and coffee. The new me, however, is vulnerable, hindered, and plays it safe out of necessity. Likes to read, write, research, and sit and observe life from the sidelines. The old me and the new me are constantly at odds. Wish I knew how to unite the two; integrating what I long to do with what I am able to do.