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The three most important accomplishments in my life are receiving my GED after I dropped out of school after having my son at the age of fifteen. Secondly, getting my life back together after being addicted to drugs for three years following the tragic death of my great grandmother. Thirdly, being a single mother of four kids I still found the time to work towards pursuing my goals in becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor.

First of all, when I was only fifteen years old I was very irresponsible and I put myself in situations that led me to conceive a little boy at a young age. The will power I had was as strong as a ten man battle team, which kept me striving for what I knew was mine. With the support and help from my great grandmother I was able to return back to school after my son was born and work towards my GED in which I got within a months time.

Secondly, Getting my life back together after being addicted to drugs for three years. When I was twenty-three years of age my great grandmother died unexpectedly and it turned my world upside down. I began to forget about my responsibilities and started hanging out with all the wrong types of people that was doing drugs. One day I decided to experiment as well. I started doing cocaine and soon realized I was addicted to it because I was taking the money that I would usually use to buy food and pay bills with spending it on cocaine. My lights and water was shut off shortly after due to lack of payment. Department of social service came in and took my kids and placed them in childrens protective service. It hit me so hard it felt as though a rampage of angry lions were stampeding over my heart. Instead of me allowing myself to ball up in a knot and waste away to drugs, I rose up from the mist of the flames and got into a program that helped me overcome my addiction. I have since gotten my kids back and have been clean and sober for eight years.

Lastly, being a single mother of four kids I still found the time to work towards pursuing my goals in becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor. I work full time and come home to my kids and prepare meals, clean up and do all the things a mother is suppose to do, and yet I encouraged myself that it was not over for me. I have goals in life and being a mother is not my only one. Through all the struggles and all the fights the survive I am still standing here praising GOD to allow me to have the second chance in life to make a better life not only for me but for my kids as well. My life is a journey, a journey of fascinating events some good some bad, but one thing is for sure I would not change my life for nothing in this world. I may not be where I want to be in life at the moment but I am thankful I am not where I use to be. I have learned that I am a survivor.

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