Greetings again from behind the walls in prison. I do have to admit that adding the classes on becoming a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor is enlightening for me. With these new classes so many of my own personal questions are being answered, the “whys” of my own years of struggling, barely surviving and massive drug use are becoming clearer to me. I encourage anyone who is tired of of the self seeking desires that have negative consequences to take a chance and find yourself with education. Willingness and courage to do things that are healthy and beneficial to not only you but society as well will go a long way, people will notice. To make a stand and be proud of the things you do for the good is so freaking cool!! To under any circumstances keep close to your heart, to understand your weaknesses and strengths and to be patient, these are practices to have. I see these principles and I practice them here in prison because they truly protect me and others from a lot. Granted not everything is wonderful but as long as you keep true to yourself and others with warmth, genuineness and empathy your attitudes will influence others.
Part of being an adult is knowing you are not perfect and will make mistakes from time to time. Not making the same choices that hurt yourself or others is the goal.
It’s OK to love yourself!