You cannot live your life to please others. The choice must be yours, because when you step out to face that creature, you will step out alone.The beginning sounds a little cliche... but then that last part especially hit me pretty hard. While we can and often do have the support of loved ones - friends, mentors, family members - we ultimately battle our demons ourselves, by ourselves.
It is hard sometimes to know what you want. It's hard to know what is your own and what you've merely absorbed from those around you. But sometimes you need to know how to distinguish.
Maybe "that creature," the jabberwocky, can be a lot of things. But it is certainly a thing we are afraid of. I remember something a woman said at a presentation/seminar to other women about having a dream and working to reach it: if you feel scared, or like it's impossible, you're probably getting close. And somehow, that same feeling seems to be the key to knowing what you want. Pushing through the fear, pushing through despite the fear is what makes you strong. It is how you know.
You will step out alone.