Strictly speaking by observation...I'm not a squirrel.
However, I do think humans have the same tendencies. I more than 'think', I KNOW.
Last week, I had lunch with a woman I had recently met. She is 6 feet tall and all of it positive energy. Beautiful woman in her late 50's, but looked like she was in her 40's. She has a glow of life about her that if you didn't notice right away...she will make you notice. She is a very vibrant, woman with powerful energy. The first time I shook her hand, I could feel her reading me. She held on to my hand and made eye contact for a long time. I remember thinking...whatever you do, don't let go of her hand and don't move your eyes away from hers...she senses fear.
As we spoke and I opened up more about my life, she told me...
My first reaction was...I'm not hiding. Then, as it sunk in...I knew she was right. I knew this woman I had only known for a few hours had me pegged. She told me I was too beautiful :) to be hiding away and that it was time for me to reinvent myself. She was right. I'm at the crossroads right now of some financial changes that are FORCING me into a personal re-evaluation.
How many times have I done this?
Many...and I'll be doing it many MORE times. I've come out of hiding so many times in so many ways, and every time I do, I gain experience and confidence. Is it scary? HELL YES! Is it worth it? HELL YES! Every time I do I come out of it looking back at who I was and I'm glad I did it. The process sucks. It hurts. It's torture. It's pain. It's worth it.
So I tell my readers...