Five years ago I was smack in the middle of a very rough time. My love life and close friendships were in turmoil after two big traumas had removed dearly loved people from my life. I had experienced anger and terrible fights with people I loved. I was sad, depressed, and generally miserable. On the positive side, I had recently gotten a new job in teaching and administration that excited me. I put all my energy and time into my new students.