Have you ever asked yourself any or all of the following questions: "Am I truly happy with the direction of my life? Is this what and how I expected my life would unfold? Will I ever be able to pull myself out of this depression? Why do I find myself in the same situations time and time again? Why does this always seem to happen to me?" If you have, you are not alone-even though there are times when you feel you are. I believe I have some answers for you, and they can be summed up with one word: CHOICES. This story is one filled with the choices I have made along my own personal journey to help me answer some serious questions about my path in life. It's a story of consciously choosing a different direction for oneself and breaking away from old habits. It's a story about trying to discover what my purpose is. It's a love story. A story of strength and courage, despair and grieving, learning how to move forward, finding and defining yourself and rediscovering that life is filled with so many possibilities you never even knew existed. This is my story, one that I would like to share with you in the hopes that it might help you get answers to some of the questions you may be asking yourself at this very moment.