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For a good part of my life, everyone told me how to run my life. What I have to do, how I have to do it and so on and so forth.

So here I am.

Just turned twenty years old and even though I'm out of foster care, everyone else seems to keep running my life for me. Well, a couple weeks ago, I realized that it's my life to run. I'm getting more support left and right and am so thankful for that. I got engaged to the man I love and decided to tell life head on that I'm done with everyone else writing my story for me and making a change. I'm deciding to be happy and move to where my heart desires. I'm finally done being scared to stand up for myself and tell all those who keep bringing me down that I'm going to be living the life I want for myself and not how they want me to. For the first time in forever I'm loving myself first and doing what's best for me. Not meaning that I don't care about my bio family but sometimes, I really just need to stand up for myself and not be their tool anymore.

To move on and be the best I know that I can be. So from this day forward, you can bet that this girl is doing what she needs to do to be the best her. To pursue what my heart desires and make a change for myself and then try and help make a change for others.To know some of the difficulties and knowing that without support I wouldn't be here today to say that I love myself and want the best for myself. If I can help someone else or be someone's support that they need to be their best self would be one of the most important things in my life. To see my foster brothers and sisters succeed in life and help as much as I possibly can.

Let them know that support is everywhere even when everything seems lost.

Nov 8, 2014 By henryw406