Hi - I read your profile, and want to welcome you to this fabulous network. You have survived some terrible hardships, and my heart goes out to you. To me your joining FS shows you are done with surviving and are ready to live - congratulations on the big step!:)
I see you have set up a long-term goal, and would like to share that I've noticed some members like to set 'baby step' goals for themselves - they find it's really nice to be able to celebrate the small victories along the way.
Welcome & good luck...progress is perfection:)