I have finally made a positive change in my life by starting to take action to better myself. I have been trying to express my emotions and thoughts in a healthy manner, to not over react when situations and circumstances are out of my control, and to improve my life and my relationships by understanding and applying coping mechanisms, defense mechanisms as well as having a deeper understanding of why I have acted in such a destructive way in my past. Nothing will change if I stay complacent and never do anything. Taking action with follow through was the first step for me in order to improve my life. Continuing to take action is a necessity in order for me to have and maintain the life I want to live.