…lowly emptying the bag of tricks she left me as my inheritance while winning back pieces of myself. Every day that I see beauty in the mirror, I win. Every time I pick up a microphone to sing, I win. Every time I open my heart, I win. Every time I receive love, I win. When I teach, when I speak, when I preach, I win. When I choose to say no to the vampires of life, I win.