This time five years ago I took a really big leap of faith and started chasing new dreams back in my hometown, leaving behind so many important people to me in Birmingham.
There have been ups and downs since I moved from Alabama to Tennessee and then to Georgia, but today I celebrate five years of working as a counselor to individuals with opioid addiction and it’s humbling and full of all kinds of emotions for me.
I was scared to leave my life in Birmingham but sometimes you have to do really scary things to become brave, to become inspired, to become aware of your potential and what you really are to…………….b e c o m e.
I could sit here and try to name all of life’s curveballs and blessings that lead me to where I am but that would take forever. (Just really thankful it lead to me Columbus where I grew into a wife :))
What I will say is thank you to my incredible dad and brother who had enough faith in me to give me the opportunity, chance and lessons to become the counselor that I am today.
And to my amazing Bham family for sending me off with so much motivation into my new journey and for showing me that miles mean little when the love is so big.
I didn’t think that writing this would bring me to tears, but here I am, tears flowing. Not because of sadness but because change is hard but also that change is growth.
I changed, I became and I am a firm believer that I am still becoming.
“Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith.” Margaret Shepard