Over the last few years, I have watched from the side lines as I destroyed my own life. I have watched as I was consumed with work, school, starting my business, making ends meet, ensuring I’m a good mother and trying to mAintain all my relationships in this dysfunctional chaos. In the end, I ended up with less than what I started with. Then one day, something changed. I realized I can not continue to live my life solely for the purpose of getting through each day. I realized that even through all the distance I put in my life towards others, my friends still had my back. It was a single moment that I realized, I was going to be ok. I was going to strive and fail but I would always have someone there to help me pick up the pieces. That made me realize, friendship, in conjunction with self care, I could do so much more with life.