At 38 I was working my well paying corporate job, I had opened a bar as a side hustle, had a fun group of friends and lived life in the fast lane. On the outside it looked like I had it all going on. On the inside I was screaming, I was full of shame and guilt, my physical and mental health were suffering and I wanted to be able to start a family. I had known for years that my drinking was out of control but society kept reinforcing that it was normal. Drinking took care of all the difficult emotions I had bottled up and was preventing me from living my best life. I knew I couldn't go on living this way any longer.
I have now been sober for 5 years and am a recovery enthusiast. Sobriety has given me a pair of wings and the freedom I never thought was possible. I had feared sobriety would be a life of mediocrity, instead I am living my best life. I live with my husband, 2 daughters and our dog. I co-direct a charity that empowers people living in poverty by providing education and health care in Tanzania and have left the corporate world to support people to overcome their addictions. I love to travel to new places and have adopted self care practices that bring me true joy.