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Thank you for reading. Thank you for being here and walking with me. I will continue to work and give. I love people and want peace. I have hope, we are hope and I try to live hope. Peace be … Continue reading

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“If I can be an example of getting sober, then I can be an example of starting over.”

I’m three years sober today. This morning was the first day in a while that I felt pure joy. I called those close to me and thanked them, I celebrated. I feel proud that I made it this far. When … Continue reading

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Not Me

I’m going to get a crappy car and I’m excited. I am ready to let this car and all that comes with it go. This car reminds me of my marriage, I was a different person then. I drank and smoked … Continue reading

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New Med

Time is an amazing thing. It’s been nearly three weeks since the ward stay and I’m living the life I always wanted. I’m on my own and getting rid of my car; downgrading! I’m a student. I have a great dog. I’m on … Continue reading

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Free

I accomplished great things today. I feel free.

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I’m scared and I am freaking out…I need to focus on the good. I feel like my father had something to do with this, perhaps I am overthinking. I am trying to put all the pieces together and figure out … Continue reading

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I went to the Unitarian church on Sunday and I really enjoyed it. I am still drained but I am coping much better. I am angry at my father, I am learning the truth about things…it’s all coming clear. I … Continue reading

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Speech About My Father

My name is Amanda. I am from Denver, Colorado. I am majoring in graphic design. I would like to convey a message of hope and inspiration.  When my twin-sister and I were 9-months-old our mother took us from him. My father … Continue reading

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I can’t live a lie when it comes to spirituality above all!

I have an inner battle going on inside of me right now. I do not believe in what my step-mother believes in. I don’t agree with the church and their teachings. I have decided my stance on abortion is this: … Continue reading

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I laughed

I prayed the other day, out loud in my car. I said, “God, if you are here give me the strength I need.” I don’t know if it helped but I do feel more at peace. Like I wrote in … Continue reading

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