Thankfully 2014 is coming to a close. It was a tough year for me as I struggled with many emotions and the torture of my demons while I fought hard to regain my sense of worth, confidence and identity. I often found myself on the edge of the cliff and the losing side of the battle and admit there were many days when I truly felt like giving up. I am thankful that I was always surrounded by the enormous emotional strength of those around me who mean so much. Those who stood quietly by my side, maybe not knowing what to say, but not judging while offering an ear to listen or a comforting solid hug to get me through the worst times. And when the mood was right and I dyed, it reminded me of who I needed to get back to. The person I once was and the person that I was so truly missing. Sometimes the colours didn't turn out as expected, but I guess that is a reflection of life. It doesn't always turn out as expected and we must make the choice to continue to agonize, to learn to accept or to re-invent.