Thank you all!!!
It started with my blog here and I thankfully had some people help me.
Through all of their help and reading other's posts and the responses to them, I am doing so much better as an individual. I'm not done growing yet and I have alot of ground to cover to get where I need to be.
I plan on remaining a part of this community for a long time and I hope I can contribute just a portion of what has been given to me.
-still not ready to leave the anonymity yet though-