I think that there is a reason that in recovery one often hears the phrase “we will love you until you can love yourself”

When, but in the throes of addiction, does a person feel like anything but the gum on the bottom of a shoe walking through a public restroom?

I HATED myself.

Sometimes that is the only way it goes.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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