Let the journey begin. Uncertain of who I was as an individual, attempting to be who others wanted me to be, drugs and alcohol gave me “courage” to “fit in.” I sought approval and validation from anyone who would give it. Living most of my life in a small town I found myself isolated and alone, even when others were around me. I built huge walls and wore many masks afraid of what people would think if they knew who I really was. I feared everything and everyone.
After several unsuccessful attempts at getting clean, I began crying out, “How did I get here again?” I had hit rock bottom in utter despair and hopelessness. Moreover, I felt I had no true purpose in life, just wanting it all to end. I decided I was going to do whatever it took and go wherever needed. I knew that I wanted to help young women overcome addiction and all that it brings while they are still young and have full lives ahead of them.
With only 1 ½ weeks sober, my journey of self discovery began when I moved to the Portland area. In one year I dug my heels into a life of sobriety and change. I tore down walls and let many loving people into my life. Also, I came to love myself again. I am now truly blessed to be a part of a wonderful team. Furthermore, their dedication to helping men and women reach their potential, free from the bondage of drugs and alcohol, is amazing. I am honored to be a part of the young women’s journey to a brand new life.
Client Support Specialist
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