is my new mantra. I've had my fair share of pain, suffering, sacrifice and at this point in midlife I've decided to write a new chapter. At 46 I am reinventing myself. Being a mom, wife, and caregiver to a son with a mental illness and daughter with cognitive disability resulted in extreme stress and health problems which almost killed me last year. This year I've lost 70 pounds, returned to college and have a new career path that I'm studying towards. I have a new man in my life and feel like a different woman. I finally got everything under control and life is good. I deserve to be happy.