My BIGGEST challenge was surviving sexual assault/abuse. Not an easy topic to talk or write about but I learned a lot over the years. After the assault I was completely lost, didn’t want to talk to anyone, didn’t seek help, I was a walking zombie. Empty. Dark. I blamed myself and that lasted for many years. At 24, I had already read tons of motivational books, had an amazing partner who understood my situation and never hassle me for my random outbursts. I slowly grew as a person, and started to process that the assault was not my fault. I changed dramatically and I now work as an instructional aide at an alternative program. My job is to help teachers but to also help student better themselves! A dark horrific past turned to something worth living in the end. To the ones who are struggling to move on…life will go on at your own pace, take it one day at a time. Healing is a process but it will come! Keep the faith and hope in your hearts!