(1) My husband, he is not afraid to ask me for advice. It makes me feel as though he values my opinion and is thoughtful of me when making decisions affect our family. (2) my children, they allow me a lot of insight into myself. They are outspoken and brave. (3) my friends who have braved it out with me no matter what came at them, they allowed me to grow through my experiences with them. (4) my relationship with my mother, sometimes difficult and sometimes a blast. Her growth has been my growth. (5) Facebook, yes! It has made what would be impossible possible. Staying connected with family and friends, connecting with people with similar interest, expressing yourself to the world, and being vunerably exposed to the world or not by choice.