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"You may have heard that things didn't exactly go the way I planned," she says. "But you know what? I'm doing okay."
Clinton found inspiration to continue moving forward by spending time with those she loves and reminding herself of her own purpose.
"I've gotten to spend time with my family, especially my amazing grandchildren," she says. "But here's what helped most of all: remembering who I am, where I come from and what I believe."