"I am proud of all the steps I have taken in the past year to make my life into the one that is right for me. It's meant a lot of hard work and hard choices. I'm nine months sober. I've said out loud that I'm not sure what my gender is. I've pretty much exploded my job, relationship, and living situation. I even bought an old shuttle bus at an auction with hopes to convert it into an RV for long trips. I am proud that I haven't given up. I am proud that I am listening and learning, trying to become the parent that my (weird, wonderful) kids need me to be. The friend that my friends need me to be. Maybe even the person that the world needs me to be."