This song by Pink has been my recovery song. I listen to it DAILY. It has helped me so much the past few months in my recovery.
Tonight I feel so grateful.
I was in my Therapist's office this week and I was telling her that I just feel like something has been missing. I have never been to a 12 step meeting or NA or anything like that. I was in such a massive shame crap storm during my addiction, that I never reached out to to recovery community. Ironically, that day, she brought a flier for me. The flier was for a group called "Fit2Recover. It's a workout group for recovering addicts. She told me it was a group she goes to and it has really helped her. Well, that was EXACTLY what I needed! I looked into it further and realized Fit2Recover is associated with a non profit called USARA. They are an addiction recovery non profit. I emailed the Director my story and desire to get involved. She extended the opportunity to become a Peer Counselor and help others who are struggling. SO STOKED on that! Then, I found out that a lot of the peer counselors are going to or have gone to the U for their Substance Abuse Counseling Program. It's just 23 credits, and prepares you to get licensed as a Substance Abuse Counselor in Utah. I am so grateful for these opportunities that have presented themselves to me right when I was ready to start looking for them!
Through all of this, I have found so much meaning in life. I feel like it is my purpose to share my story and help others struggling. I heard somewhere that when we own our stories, we are able to write the endings. This is so true. For so long, I lived in silent shame and my future seemed so far out of my control. Since I have owned and shared my story, I finally feel like it is mine to take ownership of and write the ending. I can't wait to see where this path takes me in my life! While I love my career, I know this is what I was made to do and what God had in mind for me all along!