As I write this biographical info today (9-4-13), I celebrate my 49th birthday. Due to many adverse events in my life, I have struggled since about 10 years old to understand who I am, who God is and how I belong. I have spent most of my life with a fear of not being good enough. In response to this fear, I pushed myself to be and do more all in an effort to control my destiny rather than allowing it to unfold as God intended. Ironically, all my struggles have become bricks in the road of my journey that have led me to healing. For the first time in my life, I know who God is, who I am, and that I do belong. My spiritual rebirth started earlier this year when I was baptized on 4-27-13 into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Truly connecting with God has helped me let go of the past and move forward. Although I still have desires, hopes, and dreams, I realize that I cannot be attached to the outcome, so I surrender it to God. Letting go of my expectations, entitlement attitude, resentments, and anger has been immensely freeing. For the first time in my life, I am finding peace within myself.