It is hard to think that, at my age, one could actually start living again. I thought it was over for me, but now hope is returning and something in me is ready to meet the world. It is a scary thought. I want to go back to school so I can learn skills that will make me more self sufficient. I want a life beyond living in the pain of the past. I no longer wish to be a victim!!! I am a survivor! I know I may fail, but I can't fail any more than I already have, so I have nothing to lose. I always loved learning. I read all the time. School is a natural next step I think.