My life has not always been filled with positive moments. Since I can remember, there was always a lack of love and warmth in my home. My mom struggled with depression and often complete strangers had to take care of me. When I was a little girl I couldn’t understand why my mom was always sad, unkempt, and didn’t have the strength to drop me off at school. When I was senior in high school my mom started to take psychotropic drugs and mixing them with alcohol.