That ultimately how you feel about life is all in your head: happy, sad, excited, despondent, overjoyed, angered, perplexed, bored…
…and no, you don’t have to let anyone or anything keep you stuck at any one moment. Escape the trap at any time, because the trap was never really there. You had always been free to leave.
Or stay. Or grow.
Nothing’s stopping us. Nothing.