Being an only child has made me value friendships. It has always been important to me to treat others the way I wanted to be treated and my true friends will always be family. During one of the most difficult times that I can imagine, my friends have stepped up to make sure that I am grounded. Hats off to them because they have made this process bearable. With every tear, with every conversation and with every hurt, my friends have been right there. Now as I begin to pick myself up, I have realized that I need to take care of me and guard my heart. I have a new plan. Press forward….