My entire life, I have been pushed, coerced and manipulated by people and forces around me to the point where I was ready to take my own life. My best friend saved me and convinced me to promise to never try to take my life again without at least reaching out to him first.

Not so long ago, I fell back into that dark place. I was at the point where I was ready to send him a later apologizing for not being able to keep the promise.

At that moment, something in me clicked. I realized that something had to change in my life. I decided then that I was going to take my life back--one step at a time. The effect has been immediate...and empowering!

There will always be external people/forces/situations that will try and push you. Even if it doesn't seem like it right now, I promise--you are stronger than you can possibly imagine! You must decide to take back control of your life. Do not compromise or back down from that decision. Make the choice and own it. Reinforce it to yourself everyday. It's only after you fight your way through the fire of trials that you will come out reforged and stronger than before.

With Love and Support,