Jen is living her best life

My story....

Where to begin?  In 1998 my life changed and my drinking career started. An incident happened at my work place. As a Social Worker I got into the field to give back. A client that came into my office high on cocaine and had a gun. 

Would he have killed me not sure but I'm here to tell you my story.

I was off work for a year, attempted to go back and was unsuccessful. My drinking got so bad that I made poor decisions.

Took a buyout and moved to Vancouver. I got fired from my next job and things just kept getting worse. I was in and out of the hospital, diagnosed with MS and had no desire to live.

On Feb 19 2004 was my last attempt on ending my life. It landed me in the hospital for 2 months. I was sober but had still no desire to carry on. The hospital Social Worker believed in me.  

I was so done....

I went to treatment for 6 months and that is were my journey begin. 

I started to accept my physical illness along with mental health. Depression is ugly but I accept it for what it is today.  I also accepted the fact that I am an alcoholic and drinking is and was no longer an option for me. 

It took 5 years to get back into the work force and today I'm a school counselor and living my best life. I have a car a beautiful place and great friends. I try to live a simple stress free life. I've done all the things that are outlined in the Big Book. The one thing that I know for sure is...when I'm feeling low or in self pity, I need to get out of myself and help someone else. 

Just for today I'm living a productive life.  I hope for peace and love for all that are still out there suffering.