Know thyself. Know who you are and stay true to that. Sometimes we get moved, in good or bad ways, sometimes life beats us down, sometimes it builds us up. Life is full of beauty and life is full of darkness. Sometimes, we forget who we are. Sometimes we bend and act ways that are unrecognizable, even to ourselves. Sometimes we reach for things, that we shouldn’t even be reaching for. Life is hard, but life is also good. Who am I? I am good. I am beautifully and wonderfully made. I’m a mom and a damn good one. I may be rough around the edges, I may have made some bad choices, but my heart is pure. I am a nurse. I am strong, beautiful, independent, mighty and a role model- not only for my child, but those around me. I’m a hard worker. I make some damn good food. I’m funny (at least I make myself laugh). I’m a daughter, a friend and maybe one day a spouse. I’ve gave life and I’ve nourished one for 18 months because my body is capable of incredible things. I’m a woman, and I’m proud of it. Sometimes life beats you up, as it’s beaten me up. But perhaps, if I’m wise enough, I’ll learn, clean myself up, stand up, and press on. Life is beautiful and life is what you make it.