I can now help others with the strength I have.
Strong isn’t just a physical trait one possesses. What makes me strong is knowing where I came from. I’m able to wake up every morning grateful to have made it another night. For years I was going to bed praying I wouldn’t wake up. I hid behind a fake smile.
Life was so repetitive. If I wasn’t in a treatment facility I was struggling to survive. Getting high or drunk was the “only” option. It wasn’t hearing other people say I’m strong that made me strong. It is knowing I don’t have to go back to that lifestyle. I can now help others with the strength I have.