It is human nature that when in the throes of immediate danger we put all of our energy into just trying to survive. Our end goal is always simple; make it to the other side alive. That was the only thing I set my mind to do in 2017. I needed to make it out spiritually, mentally, emotionally and financially. As the holidays season swept in I came out of my hazed stated of laser focus and looked around and realized I had done it. I had the bruises and scars, must of which were mental and emotional to prove it, but I had survived one of the most trying years of my adult life. There was death, there was weight gain, there were unplanned for responsibilities, there was the loss of friendships and unbelievable amounts of debt, and then there was me with a promise. I promised if I just made it to the other side of 2017 and lived to tell about it, that I would.