Hi there, My name is Kresha and I live in South Africa. Now that the general introduction is done I can tell you a little about myself. I have recently turned 22, but - according to everyone I know - I am more like a 30 year old. I am a bit in between at the moment - not really sure if I am coming or going. I have become very inquisitive with all things related to life - meaning, evolution, etc. I think it all relates to recent family crises that have occurred, but that will not hold me back. I am studying Criminal Psychology part time through UNISA and I work full time at an Art Gallery. Art has never been a focal point in my life, but ever since I started this job 2 months ago, I have acquired new found talents for sketching and painting - although I doubt anyone would agree that I have any talent at all! My past is a story with many mountains and mole hills, but it has all brought me to a point now where I can cope with almost anything thrown at me. Even though I still have many an issue with my past that I live with on a daily basis, I have grown so much in the last year and my inner strength is slowly beginning to improve. Writing is something that has always intrigued me. I have thought about writing about my life and giving people who are or were in the same position that I was in something to look to for support or understanding, but when it comes down to actually putting pen to paper (or, should I rather say, finger tip to keyboard ) I seem to chicken out. I have so much respect for authors and those people confident enough to write. I am hoping that by joining this forum, I will gain the confidence to write and to actually show my writing to others!