I share this as a cautionary tale of how quickly life can change.
There is no safe, no stability.
And yet, I have met amazing people who have become lifelong friends along the way.
I was taught to live with less, yet appreciate more.
I became a fighter; people said I was strong.
I never thought of myself in that context before, but I realized I have always had an inner beast in me that has always demanded that I fight!
Strap the metal shield on!
Then shine like a worn-out Diamond in the end…
I have absorbed every last drop of life into my skin.
I no longer look to the future.
I only soak up the sponge of every day to new begin.
Perhaps years ago I may have been subdued, but through my trials I have become reflective and uninhibited to share.
I want others to see that a rainbow will appear following the bridge we cross in the rain.