Ok, so I figured I should write a little post about me, and who I am. I grew up in a pretty big city. We didn’t have much growing up, but my parents worked hard, and tried to give us everything we needed. My mom worked endless hours to provide for us. I graduated high school when I was 17, and moved out shortly after.
Life after high school is kind of a blur. I was in some terribly abusive relationships, and I ended up getting addicted to pills when I was 19. That addiction lasted eight years. Eight long years. I had two children within that time period. Life was a mess (I’ll go more into detail later on about this time period at a later date). I woke up one day, and decided I was fed up. I needed a new start. A new life. I ended up moving out of state, 1,000 miles from everything I’ve ever known. I decided to take control of my life, and get clean. I flushed every pill I had, and dealt with the withdrawals. No rehab, no treatment. It was hard. One of the hardest things I have ever done. I have now been clean for almost 9 years.
There are still days that are mentally hard, just like for any recovering addict. But the hard days come less and less. My family is beautiful. My life is beautiful. My kids are now in high school, thriving. A little over a year ago, I met the most amazing man, and our life together couldn’t be better. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been (all things considered).
I will go more into detail about my addiction, mental health, and just life’s struggles later on. I just wanted to give a brief rundown of my life.
If anyone is struggling with addiction, or in an abusive relationship, and needs to talk, I am always here. I will do my best to listen and give you any advice I can. I have been through almost any and everything someone can go through, and made it out alive. If I can do it, anyone can. Don’t hesitate to send me a message or an email.