I am a writer. I am a daughter of a single mother. My life was the furthest from easy but I am sure you have read enough sad stories to understand the pain, the tears, and heartache I’ve endured. The only point worth mentioning is the fact that I’ve survived. I’ve thrived. Though I am far from where I want to be I know that each word I write – each step I take moves me closer to reaching my ultimate goal.

I know that each smile, each laugh, each moment I continue on is a protest to the pain, sorrow, and tribulation that plagued my youth and so I continue to smile, to laugh, and to live each moment the best way I know how.