When I first went to Westminster house I remember being so closed off and not willing. I didn’t go to get clean I went to please my family. Then I started to do small things that were suggested to me and I just remember feeling better about myself, and not having that feeling of shame constantly. I decided to give it an honest try, considering I had nothing to lose from it. That’s when I realized that I wanted to stay clean and be active in my recovery for myself. It has given me so much more than I could have ever imagined. It gave me things I didn’t realize I wanted or needed in my life. I’m a part of my family again I have real friends who I can trust and be myself around. I have amazing people in my life, and I get to a positive person in other people’s lives as well. I have so many more opportunities now that I’m willing to accept the help and give it back. I never thought I could be happy and enjoy things in life the way I do now. I’ve come a long way, to be the person I want to be in such a short amount of time. I know now that I don’t ever have, I go back to being the person I was.