Thank you, Ellen. At this time, I’m actually over 6 years sober and have recovered quite a lot. The section of my life in this exerpt ranges from '87-’98 or thereabouts. I call them my pre-diagnosis/self-medicating years. Today I still struggle with managing mental illness, though. So that will probably never be completely behind me. ☺

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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