For the first time, I put myself out there. Maybe not a story of detail but a little of what I've been through this past year....and it's published! My first---published---"first person" article. It may seem minimal but it was difficult to write, very emotional for me. Trying to write a story that is so steeped in pain and emotion is very hard to get down on paper. Maybe I can bring a ray of hope to others suffering from abuse. There is a light at the end of the tunnel you just have to be patient-easier said than done. Persevere!!!