We all have a story. That something that broke us down or chipped away at us. Perhaps it was small by comparison or perhaps it was something that others cannot believe you survived. Whatever your story is or was, know that it does not have to define your future.
My story was bottled up for many years. It was never talked about. It took years of trying, it took years of tears and anger. It took years of knowing deep down in some primal spot that it wasn't going to beat me even though the daily routine was certainly trying.
When I saw this poster today it made me remember those feelings however without charge, without sorrow, and certainly without tears, if fact there is actually a slight smirk on my face that is celebrating all that I have become. We can rise up. We can be strong, powerful, loving and kind.
I know because I did it.