Good morning! After an extremely long time of not giving a thought to my blog, I’ve decided to revisit the blog idea. I find it a bit of a challenge to live out loud in this manner, as I tend to hold my thoughts and feelings privately; well, who said stepping outside your box was comfortable? If we want to grow, then it involves a bit of discomfort. One of the best visuals for that is a simple piece of coal. It can remain just that, a simple piece of coal, or allow itself to be put through an enormous amount of pressure and become one of the hardest elements on the earth; as well as being bright, shiny and bring beauty as well as smiles to many. A diamond.