One evening in the midst of deep despair, I experienced a wonderful revelation that my story and journey has been for a purpose and that is to bring hope to others, to be a beacon of light that shines so bright it motivates others to want to make a change. I do not have all the answers, nor do I want to pretend to be an expert in life matters. In fact, I am still on my own journey of self- discovery. Sharing my story shows my vulnerability and imperfections, my wounds and scars, and I’m totally comfortable and accepting of that. My hope is in doing so it gives you strength for what you have faced in your past, what you are facing now, and that it is possible to move past this point so you do not continue to face it in the future.