I once heard someone say that one should always write what they know. That is what I did with this book. As a child, because life was uncomplicated, my writing reflected that and was very much uni-faceted. However, as I grew up, and my emotions became more extreme, my pieces began to mirror that. I often wrote as a result of the depression and anxiety that I suffered from, and continue to battle today. This book is a revelation of who I am; the me that even the closest people to me do not know or see; the me I want to share with the world. It contains all the thoughts I do not talk about with others, and is essentially a dialogue between myself and my paper. Nevertheless, I do seek to bring hope, strength and love to all people.