Back again

It has been quite a while since I posted. Life has been extremely busy. As you know, I started back to school. This past July I started working on my Masters degree at Capella University. I love it. I have really enjoyed all that I am learning on developmental theories and abnormal psychology. I have a long way to go before I finish, but I am determined to get there.

One thing I have learned is that the past I have survived through will make me a better counselor. It will give me more compassion for my fellow man. It will help me understand where others are. It will give me more insight into other’s pain.

I know my story of recovery has helped me help others in my 12 Step program. Now I can see more clearly how it will help others as I go into counseling. When you have walked through hell in life, you can help others walk through it also. Unto the other side of life.

My life is busier than ever. I am happier than ever. I am now a grandmother to a beautiful baby girl born this month on the 10th. I am happy about this. Mother and baby are doing well.

Several suicides have happened in my area lately. I live in a small mountain town of less than a 10,000 population. That is a sad thing to see when people kill themselves.

Please, people, if you or your loved ones are talking about suicide, don’t take it lightly. Get help. If you feel like life isn’t worth living, please talk to someone. Call the suicide crisis line. There are people who care. The suicide prevention hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. Call it! People are there who care. I care.

A man here down the street shot himself  in the chest yesterday. Fortunately, it didn’t kill him. Now he will get the help he needs. But it tore the family apart. At least he has a chance to get better. The family has a chance to heal. Suicide doesn’t give much a chance to heal. It always leave a gapping hole – forever. There may be some healing, but it leaves a legacy with some terrible results. Sometimes some people follow by committing suicide also.

Remember life can be good again. You can achieve happiness. Even in a world such as we live in right now. There is one who is waiting for you to turn to for help. Just look up.

Remember, one day at a time. You can do it.

Try it.