The event that changed my life happened nearly a decade ago now. I was only seventeen years old. Today I'm packing everything ready to move to a new house with my husband and that is how I've discovered this. My old diary. The last entry is dated 25th December 2005; Christmas Day six years ago. I remember what happened that year and how everything turned my life back around- but I'm getting ahead of myself. Despite everything, looking back now I'm grateful that things happened the way they did, otherwise I don't think I'd be the same person I am now. I sure wouldn't be as positive and it definitely taught me to appreciate the things I did have. My name is Hollie Meyer, and this is my story.