On this journey in what seems to be a maze of circumstances, I found my center through faith and belief in God. At this focal point of life, I endeavored to navigate obstacle courses with reason and purpose, fostering personal growth. Within this process, the depth of my strength becomes renewed, creating a sense of striving towards a goal that honors life and living. At this juncture, it’s less about me and more about adding a footprint that will help those coming from behind to see the importance of having a collective input in the larger things of life. By recognizing such to be the continuation of this vast and beautiful experience, we know as life, the meaning of life fully realized with fulfillment.
I believe in being my authentic self; I am at peace facing the woman in the mirror each day with a smile. It’s this authenticity that allows me to place my life’s truth, some of which are uncomfortable, in this public space as a tool, to see how easily the pendulum of life shifts, and any one of us can easily get thrown off its balance. I pray that my objective gives voice to those like me somewhere through poems and stories shared, and it’s only then—the difference can be realized.