I don’t care if you were raped, abused, molested, assaulted, tortured, are handicapped, mentally or physically ill, have dealt with death, etc. It is NO excuse to give up. Having dealt with many of these issues myself and having all but thrown in the towel, I am telling you it needn’t be that way. The mind and body are miraculous instruments and can completely change if worked at. As stated before, I am absolutely NOT Superwoman; I am a flawed individual like everyone else. I get my feelings hurt, get angry, jealous, and have horrible raccoon eyes in the morning! I truly believe that ANYONE can have what I do, provided they remain grateful and put in the effort. I am not special, not unique, and am no better than the next person. It is my job to express my thoughts on a blog and I post it here but there are many people who have 9-5 jobs and/or families and simply do not have the time to be all over the computer. Often, people fall prey to the negativity plastered all over the internet; often they feel even more hurt and disillusioned than they began. People choose whether or not they want to involve themselves with such things. If it makes you feel bad or dwell on the past… disengage. Forgive, despite the past; you are here, now. The past cannot be changed. What can I do moving forward?