I am moving against the currents of this violent and belligerent sea. I close my eyes and I envision this life swallowing me. I pray for God to save me with all my might and soul. My arms flare, and I am almost sent into a panic. But then, that old familiar, angry-determination fills my body. After one final blow, I am left gasping, but the beginnings of a sunrise is in front of me. I prayed for this calm. I prayed for a clear path to be in front of me. Every hurdle is can be destroyed. Every self-doubt is a self-inflicted lie. I transition from now shallow water onto dry land, and with every step I leave the non-changing past behind me. My loved ones cover me in their embraces, and they look at me with pride. I am back from my storm, all because I had faith and God on my side.