I have been on the downswing for most of my life. I never connected the dots. I never looked up into the night sky and dare of the endless possibilities. I thought of what ifs and fantasized. But I never fantasized about making my fantasies a reality. I now have learned that it is not turning a fantasy into a reality, but more turning your reality into a fantasy. This is how you create endless possibilities. No one can take that away from you, because they are not on your level. I would rather have my head in the clouds just to get one look at ethereal glimpse of what my life could be. You could call me a romantic. But how could you not love everything that surrounds you? Once you start viewing within the lens of love, you start to see everything for what it is. Acceptance. It's the key that unlocks the door of love. The unknown in your life that you are scared shitless to dive head first into. But even Olympic gold medalists are terrified of their dives. And they dive every day. That is because they push their limits past the known. Because they know other divers are working while others are sleeping. When I learned to accept everything for what it is, to detach from the uncontrollable; which is everything, and I mean every little nuance and life event that has ever happened and will ever happen, and learn that what I really have control of is my perspective and my attitude on what does happen to me. I have a sense of clarity, observation, content, and have come to know peace. Through all of this, I can sense how I feel during a situation. Like okay I am scared that things are working out, and I am in the rising climax of my life. I've made mistakes, I've hit the dirt, I've gotten back up, and fallen back down. But one thing I did was never stop getting back up. That's always been ingrained into my DNA. It is in the human design. We are fighters. But if you don't wake up and see what you need to do to turn your life around, and live the story you have always wanted to write, you will be an unfinished book forever. I encourage you to keep fighting, even when the whole world is against you. I know how that is. I've been there. But in order for a diamond to be created, there needs to be a tremendous amount of pressure, then after all of the hell you've went through, you'll climb out the other side and see how beautiful everything really is.