I spent a long time believing I would always be a drunk and an addict: To be numb, avoid my past, and not face the truth of everything inside me. I felt unworthy and did not like myself very much at all. I was so thankful for people who truly loved me enough to tell me who and what I was. The hard truth. These last 20 plus years have been a journey of ups and downs, pain and joy. Every step has been worth it. I love who I am today, the people and family in my life, and this wonderful thing called life. I hope to inspire and help people by walking beside them as they find freedom as well.