At times in life it is easier to blame others for the hard parts of our story and fall into the victim trap. The bravest and most courageous step we can take is to own our story, even the hard parts, and ask ourselves "what is the opportunity? what is the lesson to learn?" Have compassion and love towards yourself in the journey. This is by far one of the bravest things you can do and in the doing you will find empowerment and strength.