Life has been radically changed over the last year. Everything that I used to believe was turned upside down with much pain and suffering. I have spent the last year repairing myself and the mess I discovered. It has not been a fun process at all. At least the future is mine to control, I have learned many new things about just how much ass I can kick when I have to, and I have the peace of mind that my new friendships all begin with honesty and no deceptions.