Sober Since: 02 / 22 / 2014
Sober For: 5 Years & 266 Days
What it was like?
I never knew when to quit even tho I knew keeping on living the way I was was keeping me furthur away from the life I needed to live. I lost everything and everyone close to me and kept on losing more living in run down hotel rooms a rooming shack my possessions all fit into a duffle bag literally nothing if I didnt drink I'd get the shakes I had so many nasty health issues from the toxic life I chose. I was depressed and as much as I missed my children I just couldn't stop. I had visits and leaving those visits in tears to pick up instantly was how I spent many years till one day that was it nowhere to live and arrested for assault I had to surrender and made a call to a recovery house and off I went.
I got there stayed 56 days of a 60 day program got out had a one day relapse and found out the day after I was expecting my angel baby M* I knew this was it I had to smarten up I had to do the work and give this child a life she deserved. Attended meetings programs met with the ministry and made safety plans and we had our girl after I was making plans to get my 3 older babies back met with lawyers and workers and did everything possible to make it possible and here I am today my 16 13 11 and 4 year old back with me
What it is like now?
Graduated college. I am now a certified ECE teacher with my own class. Just moved home to my hometown with all my babies in tow and a supportive mr by myside. Almost 6 years sober and making the best of memories ♡