I want you to understand what sobriety means to me because it might help you understand what it can mean to you.
I looked normal, but I didn't feel normal. My problems were my secret. I was like a shell of a person that looked dependable on the outside, but was miserable on the inside. I sought out one bad relationship after another. I looked for people that I thought I could help, so I could ignore the person who needed my help the most. Me. I was controlling, manipulative, angry, and resentful. I felt like I couldn’t exist without someone in my life that I was supposed to help. I was controlling because I was living in fear, not in love. I [...]
I'm trying to create something and I have zero idea if it will do anything for anyone at all. I'm terrified that it will be a giant waste of time. I'm not so worried about looking like a tool. At least that's a comfortable and familiar place for me. I want to make it OK for people to share their stories. Their raw, real, vulnerable stories. I know what kind of difference doing that can make. It can be life changing for the people telling the story and for the people reading them. Allowing myself to be vulnerable has changed my life for [...]