Sadsong, How thrilling!! I am so happy for you and excited! You have to take lots of pictures and be sure to e-mail them...I have always wanted to see Alaska.
I am so glad that you hit it off with your therapist. That really does make all the difference in the world and so much easier to talk to them about things that are going on. From what you have posted in the past it was pretty clear that it was your environment and the people in it causing you stress and worry. I hope that together you well be able to come up with some problem solving techniques to help aid you in the future, especially with family relations. As for the ex...well, I can't post exactly what I am thinking, but I am amazed that after all that you went through with him he continues to force his way into your life.
You have set some positive things in motion for your life and that is absolutely wonderful, giving you something to look forward to and be proud of. Your very strong and I envy that in you...hugs