Never in my wildest dreams did I see myself in the position that I am now in but I firmly believe that all things in life happen for a reason and so I accept (rather reluctantly however) what has been thrown my way. I'm learning how to make lemonade from the lemons that life has given me. Although I can't say this process has been easy, it has taught me a lot about myself. As a result, I now feel that I am more in touch with myself than I have ever been in my adult life. So what does all of this mean? Well, it means that I am comfortable in my own skin. That I truly accept myself for who I am - both good and bad! The days of apologizing to others for who I am are over! I feel good about the things I stand for and believe in, and I am not going to change or compromise my moral standards for anyone. I believe that being a "Man of Integrity" is a good thing and not something to be embarassed about. A "Man of Integrity" represents one who is honest, sincere, trustworthy, disciplined, dependable, loyal, loving, caring, and unwavering in his standards. While I don't claim to be perfect, I can honestly say that I strive to achieve this goal of "integrity" each and every day. If I stumble and fall, I simply pick myself back up, brush myself off, and move on as best I can. Life is far too precious to live with regrets! "Live like there's no tomorrow - goodbye ordinary".