Being vulnerable means that sometimes I am going to get kicked in the gut. I am not very happy when that happens; it makes me want to swear off vulnerability. And even while I want to give it up, I know that vulnerability is the only way forward – it is how I grow. So I remind myself that I have to take the bad with the good, and that everyone is doing the best they can with the knowledge they have at the moment. I embrace vulnerability and all that it entails.