So this is the start of a new chapter in my life. Time to focus on myself for the first time in my life. It's time to work through my issues stemming from my childhood and accept who I am today. It is time for me to find out who I want to be as a person and work towards that goal. I am taking a year to delve into my past and find that little girl who has been hiding inside me for 22 years. I am going to let her know it is okay to come out and I will take care of her. There will be times of struggle, hurt, pain - reliving my past. But I need to do this for myself. I need to give myself that opportunity to truly be okay with my past and know that I can't change it, but it has made me stronger and has given me the opportunity to give back. I will love myself, nurture my wounds and let myself grow into a mature, proud young lady. This is MY time!