Breaking the Bad

|This is the 26th story of Our Life Logs| When I hear someone say that there’s no hope for an addict, I can’t help but shake my head. If someone like me can come back from all that I went through, anyone can. Most people wouldn’t think someone who was caught growing 500 lbs of psychedelic mushrooms in his basement would be free to tell … Continue reading Breaking the Bad


The Drive to Rebuild

| This is the 23rd story of Our Life Logs | If someone were to look at my life now, they’d say I’m lucky. I have a loving husband, two daughters and a stepson. I’ve had the opportunity to pursue three college degrees and have started my own business. It may seem like I had it easy, but I climbed a mountain of obstacles to get … Continue reading The Drive to Rebuild

A Warrior, Not a Worrier

| This is the 20th story of Our Life Logs | The thoughts come like unwanted waves of nausea. There is bound to be some negative outcome. Like nausea, you just want to vomit and get it over. But thoughts of death don’t just go away. They linger like the plague. They interject themselves at every turn and persuade you that life isn’t worth living … Continue reading A Warrior, Not a Worrier

Rising to Breathe Again

| This is the 19th story of Our Life Logs | I watched as my uncle’s casket was lowered into the grave. With him, my dreams buried forever. I must have fainted because when I came to, the burial ceremony was already complete.  This one man–who showed me that much affection I needed–just died. All the dreams he shared with me, paying my tuition fee … Continue reading Rising to Breathe Again