A sentence ends with a period. And a comma is used to pause at a certain point and continue with the statement. At one point in my life, I was struggleing with some hardships that made me want to end things. Eventually I realized that there is more to my life than what meets the eye, I chose to continue my story and keep my past behind me. Forming into a semi-colon that represents why I chose to become my own hero of my story.