Between a deployment, my in-laws, and being booted out of my god-daughter's life, I lost myself this year. Now I'm back. I have a new job, a Wii Fit, and a hubby who is finally HOME! I have more family than I thought after five extremely bumpy years, and I’m taking charge of my health. Now, once and for all, I am a lotus rising from the muck. Accepting the imperfections in my petals and the beetle on my leaf and loving my sweet-smelling, rose-tinted life.