Leslie came from a very strict Christian lower-class family on the East Coast. She struggled with being different from those that she attended school with and struggled to find her identity. Because her family couldn't afford the finer things in life, she stuck out as the 'ugly ducking' in school. Her lack of dating and exposure to the 'ways of the world' caused her to struggle even harder to find herself after high school. Life teaches many lessons, some have to be learned and some arrive in many different forms. Walk with her through her struggles, pain, sorrow, losses and victories. Starting from joining the military, to the pains of relationships and learning to stand up for herself.