So when I was at UC Berkeley I wrote and read a short story for the Re-entry program. It was about a little Caucasian girl who lived in suburbia and had this amazingly comfortable existence where all of her needs and desires were met! I describe her comfortable bed as an example likened to sleeping on clouds.
But at about age five this little princess began experiencing nightmares of being a little Mexican girl living a horrific existence. Every night the nightmares would take hold of her and she would wake in a cold sweat and be comforted by her mother and father as they tucked her beautiful white comforter around her reassuring her that she was safe! The story goes on – but try as she might to wake she could not shake off these night terrors until…
One day she awoke and looked in the mirror and realized for the first time in her life– she was the little Mexican girl.
Today, after day one of the Recovery Coach / Navigator 4 day training – As I wake surrounded by deliciously comfortable sheets (Costco has the most amazing sheets for only 40 buckaroos) I realize how absolutely grateful I am – I am still that little Mexican American girl in many ways however I am so blessed to feel safe. The do no harm – meet people where they are at – accepting others no matter what stage they are in fits beautifully with my beliefs!!! I belong!!!
Alcohol and Drug Counseling offered me a place where I can belong and the message I hope to deliver with every person I am honored to work with is that they belong too!!!
Awake or Asleep I am so Grateful for My Grace Filled Life After Addiction!