I got out of the military. I was lost — my routine was gone. My purpose. I had made it my identity. It was who I was — a soldier.

I got depressed and my anxiety increased. I got into drugs, so I needed a change. I moved away completely — back with my mom where I had support and love. She always has my back and doesn’t judge me.

My depression and anxiety went way down. I began to go out in public and back to therapy. I felt confident again. I loved me. I got into a relationship that eventually failed but it’s OK… it happens. I’m back on track. I reset my mind.