Finding one’s self, we all know, is a journey that we are all plagued with at some point in life. This search can prove to be endless because the average person easily morphs to suite situations and circumstances. Mental health and emotional stability can be deemed two useful tools on the road to self-discovery; however, mental illness is plaguing our society, whether diagnosed or not. Unfortunately, some don’t have the means to overcome the illness or the benefit of supportive family members to help them through the challenging times. Therefore we cope, usually unsuccessfully, blaming others for our mistakes and downfall. A wise man once said, “We can’t change what we don’t acknowledge.” This is my story and how I found myself and learned that even though my struggles brought me such great sorrows, they proved to be both a curse and a blessing. They helped me to grow mentally. And as I go along life’s journey, I continue to learn new and innovative coping skills.