My journey starts out in the small village of Holly, Michigan, a town where everyone knows everyone. I graduated from Holly High in 2013 with a 2.7 GPA. Not the smartest but always a hard worker.
I come from a family of nine: seven boys and two girls. I am the youngest out of all the boys, having six older brothers and two younger sisters. And I’m the only left handed one in my family.
We grew up pretty much in the lower/middle class I’d say. My father carried most of the weight money wise while my mother did what she could on that end while taking care of all of us kids.
To continue with my father, he grew up in the church and was a major “Bible thumper” to us kids growing up. So I was baptized at 12 years old. I always have had strong faith throughout my teen years and into my adult life.
Where my addiction started up…was when I started working in the restaurant scene. I worked at a couple bars, eventually becoming a manager at one. There I had access to as much alcohol as I pleased. I took advantage of that. Where the ultimate problem occurred was when I would start to become so sick, I wouldn’t be able to show up for work and if I was actually able to go, I was doing a bad job. Family events were missed out on. Friend hang outs were missed. It just became more and more depressing as things piled up. So much to the point that I really got fed up with it all and asked my dad what the best solution to all this would be. He answered Life Challenge. Then in a week I was here and the progress I’ve made so far has made my family proud and myself feel so much better. I will keep attacking each day with my best effort!