One of the most fascinating things about addiction is that, although it has biological antecedents, it revolves around choice. A lot of people don’t know that.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
I love this quote. So hopeful and encouraging! I want to remember it on a daily basis so as not to be stuck in a Groundhog Day repetition of my childhood experience.
I graduated with my Masters Degree from New Mexico Highlands University in 2004, after three years of constant school obligations, social work-related extracurricular activities, and various jobs that kept a roof over my head and food on the table. So, shortly after receiving my diploma, as a graduation gift to myself, I returned to the pristine Rocky Mountains, a place I once called home.