Man, I have had a rough 5 years, lol. I'm only 23 and since right after the beginning of 2008 things have been DIFFICULT for me. Each year something new happened, I had another back surgery, I had another kind of health problem pop up, I had problems with a medication pop up - just any and every kind of problem that could happen seemed to happen at the most inopportune time. Now, after what might have been the most grueling 4 or 5 months of the entire past 5 years, I'm turning the corner. Things are getting better. I'm getting better. My life is getting better. Everyone around me is getting better. It's so awesome to see and hear; for almost 2 weeks I was hearing from a different friend every day about how well they were doing in their life. Everyone seems to be either turning the same corner I am right now and starting to enjoy and improve their lives, or if they haven't had many struggles they're doing better than ever. Their success has only increased and seems to be increasing exponentially. I really feel blessed right now. It feels like something special is happening in my life and in the lives of those around me and I gotta say for the first time maybe ever I am really excited for the New Year. I'm just pumped up, ready to rock. This is gonna be an amazing year, and I'm grateful for the experiences I've had leading up to this no matter how negative they may have felt at the time. "Follow me son!"