Sharing my story is only the beginning, the conversation needs to become more common in all our lives. We are not the pain of the past we are the hope for the present and the future. To heal we must first realize we are not bad or a burden on the people and environment we had no control over growing up in. In order to release the pressure we need to actually let go of the whole balloon that is creating the stress in our lives. We are raised on expectations that we will never live up to or should we have to try to. We will only become what we allow ourselves to be through patience and wisdom. In the end we are all fallible creatures and once we accept that fact a brighter life is possible.