I am not going to lie! I like to get awards. It has been inside of me since I was a little girl. I loved getting the first place ribbons in running, then medals in high school, then getting a full-ride scholarship in college because I won so much. I must say that winning the glass award for The Young Advocate of NAMI San Diego was probably the best one I have ever received. To have my entire life messed up at 19, my scholarship taken away, my life gone, it was truly a blessing to have this award given to me 15 years later. It was so awesome to have my family and friends there to support me on this special night. My husband Matt has been incredible through this wild life of mine and to have him by my side that night meant the world to me. Isn't it funny how life throws you these wild curve balls and then it is up to you on how to adjust and make the best of it.