Hi! My battle with alcohol, depression and anxiety began when I was very, very young (age 13) and I'm still battling twenty years later. I have gone through binge drinking cycles and a long list of alcoholic boyfriends and ex-husbands. I've gotten into many weird and dangerous situations because of poor decision-making and yes, alcohol. I've lost my children to their fathers and have been homeless off and on for the past six years moving from place to place. I recently moved from WI to MD and I am finally in a stable living situation where I have begun to write again and focus on myself...as well as alternatives to drinking when I become stressed or before bed (both known triggers). It has been an arduous journey but I'm proud of myself for getting this far..I'll be picking up my pieces for the rest of my life, but I'm glad to have been given another chance.