“How precious did that grace appear, the hour I first believed”… When I was a little girl I was always extremely happy and confident however as I hit my teen years I experienced some intense bullying. Eventually it caused me to develop a severe social anxiety disorder that became paralyzing. I was on a high dosage of anti-anxiety medication and partying on the weekends soon lead me to a very dark and scary place. It has been a long journey however, I am happy to say that I am medication free, healed of my social anxiety and happier than ever. Without God’s grace, I would not be here still and I am ever so thankful for that. Life is beautiful and I am thankful that I got a second chance at being exactly who I was created to be! I will be going back to school to complete my nursing education and I can’t help but cry tears of joy over the thought of taking care of people.