Done with Finals!! What a semester this has been. 7 months ago I never imagined that I would be where I am today. The fact that I managed all A’s and B’s considering everything that has happened is nothing short of miraculous. The encouragement I have recieved from Ashley, my parents, my friends, and my professors was exactly what I needed to get my life on track again. It is crazy to think that this is the first time since my sophmore year of high school that I did not do worse than a B, but it is also the first time since then that I have stuck with my classes to the very end and did not give up on myself. There were certainly some rough patches but the difference between me now and me a year ago is that I did not allow myself to succumb to the pressure and give up. Not only have I improved my mental health, but I am now 58lb lighter than I was in October, and still improving! I am proud of my achievements and even though I still have a long way to go, I am no longer ashamed of myself as a person, and that is a huge step in the right direction.