Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step. What great words of wisdom! Taking that first step is always the hardest. Fear is a hindrance. Step past it.
It's funny because you meet these people and they make you laugh. and they give you hope. and they make you realize that there is so much more to life. and when you're with them, you forget just how empty you felt before.