I lived my whole life haunted by the past, trauma, mental illness and addiction. I couldn’t be alone and had no idea how to be happy or love myself. I lived to please others and sold myself out to do it.

I got clean (I have 15 months now) from all mind-and mood-altering substances. I am working on my PTSD and building self-love. I am learning, and getting good at, self care. I am living a physically healthy lifestyle a little more everyday.

I am a member of a 12-step fellowship, I am building a relationship with my God, I try to take me time, I am eating healthier and going to doctors for the first time in years to make sure everything is OK. I am on day four of not smoking. I am closer to happiness than I have ever been!