"Something that has really helped me grow and focus on myself is reminding myself that we are not on linear paths. Not everyone is parallel to you, and not everyone is going in the same direction. I’ve learned in order to grow I have had to first take care of myself at the ground level. I was expecting to be on the same track as everyone else but everyone else has not been through what I have. They haven’t lived my experiences and I haven’t lived through theirs. We are random data, we aren’t correlated. We’re all on our own paths trying to do what’s best for us. It does not make sense to compare. It’s just amazing we are all here."