"It's hard to feel happy when it's your own head calling you a failure. Since then I've been researching ways to help me feel better, and improve in all aspects of life. I know my journey is not complete, but when you've been dealing with all of this stuff since you were five, you tend to pick things up."
"The next morning, my father woke me up at the crack of dawn and drove me to a kickboxing gym two hours away. As I stepped inside the gym, the sight of tattooed, muscular men punching each other to the sound of Eminem music made me feel intimidated."