My name is Diane Forrester. I was sentenced to thirteen years at the Department of Corrections. Six years of my sentence was suspended, and I was given seven! Th e adversity that I endured throughout my life kept me stuck in turmoil, until Alternative Directions saw something in me in which I was unable to see in myself. Today, I am truly grateful for the transformation that has occurred in my life! I am also blessed that God put people from Alternative Directions in my life to show me the way! Change is necessary and change can be hard, but change you must, or die you will!