As a teenager I used to wish my life was “normal” I would have given my two front teeth for “normal”. Truth is, I had a very hard childhood and wanted nothing more than to be like other children. To have no worries other than whether mom and dad would let me go out and play with my friends. It used to make me angry and I blamed them at the time, not fully understanding the situation. This anger followed my well into my twenties until I decided to deal with it. Now I want anything but normal. to me normal is boring. You don’t learn from normal. I realize that the tough times I went though as a teenager has moulded me into the person you see today. I am stronger because of my difficult past and from the lessons I had to learn along the way. Don’t get angry when tough times come your way just know there is always a reason, a lesson to be learned from every situation you are in. You have the choice. Will you let it defeat you and tear you down? Or will you stand strong?