I've been wanting to post this for awhile but I believe I'm strong enough now. Most people don't know that I cut for 6 years. I cut all through high school and after. I hid it because for me my self harm was a punishment for me. Cutting ruled my life for 6 years. While I'd promised many friend that I'd quit I hadn't. Well 8 years ago Valentine's Day I quit. It's amazing to me how I did because I don't really know what drove me to stay sober besides me celebrating the milestones. I'm not going to lie. It has been hard. I still have massive cravings to start again. But I try to remember how good I've done. So to celebrate I had a friend do a photo shoot with me. The theme was beauty from ashes. I've been though a lot of horrible things in my past and yet I'm still here. I struggled with suicide. I almost lost my life a little over 3 years ago because I didn't have the will to live. But God saved me. There's no other way I could still be alive. I am going to college to be a public speaker because God had shown me that's what he wants me to do with my second chance. Some days things get really tough but I'm tougher! I've learned I'm a fighter! Thank you for everyone who believed in me! And those who have been a huge part of my support system! Thank you!