Feeling confident in your appearance is a journey, but confidence is the key to feeling fulfilled in life. Why is that? Without self-confidence you cannot decide that you are worthy of the life you yearn for. You can't make steps to achieve that life, and you can't inspire others to treat you with the dignity you deserve. This is the story of a woman who is on that journey, and also a close friend. I'm using her as an example because I know her story well and I'm impressed with her. Also because she'll let me.