Things have happened since then, great things, not-so-great things, and things so inconceivably wonderful that I have to keep questioning whether or not they're actually real.
I have my own business now with ACN, and it's taking off like a rocket. I don't spend enough time on it, (the folks see it as a hobby or passing phase and can't imagine why I'd ever want to leave J.C. Penney's, my current place of employ) but I hope to rectify that problem as soon as possible. You can't imagine the joy and fulfilment you receive from working towards your own dreams, and not those of your boss. It's already taken me to Las Vegas (a city which I no longer loathe, but look forward to my next visit) and Detroit (where I was blessed with the opportunity of meeting the founders and many other successful people whom I've started to emulate). Next year it will take me to many more places, including California, Hawaii and a number of vacations to Europe.
In the past while, I have finally learned what it is to trust. It is liberating and gratifying to not have to fear the pain of rejection. I've found happiness and fulfilment in a most unlikely place, in fact the last place I thought that I could find it at this juncture.