Hey you guys!! Its been a little bit since I’ve last written but I have had A LOT going on lately. I am super excited for the future and for the first time in a very long time I can finally say that I am happy. It has been so long since I have been able to look in the mirror as smile. Its been so long since I have been able to walk through a store with my head held high and smiled and spoke to people randomly just to say “hi”. Its been a long time where I have been able to go out at all without wearing a long sleeve shirt or makeup to cover up/hide my track marks on my arms. But today, I can proudly say that I am now able to do all the above without hesitation at all. Lets get into whats been going on lately.
Okayyyy, well I will start off by saying every woman knows that when she gets a haircut it makes her feel 10x better. I don’t know why that is but it’s true for me as well. Anytime I go and get my haircut, I come back and feel brand new lol. Well this past Friday (11/9/18) not only did I get a haircut, I cut about 6in off! I have always had long hair my whole entire lie. I have never had short hair at all. The shortest I think my hair has ever been is maybe the mid way of where my breasts are. But this time I decided to go for a big change since I’ve been going through a lot of them lately. My hair is to my shoulders now!!!! I was shocked when I saw it after my hairdresser was done. ( By the way if you ever need a great hair cut and you come to Mobile, Al area, go to Hair Saloon they are the best). I didn’t know how I would feel about it, but I definitely LOVE it! I am so glad I did it. I posted a before/after picture below!
Ok the next thing I wanted to tell you guys is that I GOT A JOB! Since moving back to Mobile I haven’t been working. I wanted to get my life back on track and in order before I started to work again. Well yesterday made 5 WEEKS of being clean, and I got some pretty good news on that great day. I applied at a developmental center for children and I had my interview last week. The manager called me yesterday to come into the office. When I got there she offered me the position, and I of course said YES! I did my drug screen there, and then filled out my paperwork for my background check(which should be back by this coming Friday). So my first official day should be next Monday!! I am super excited.
I must say though, after all the things that’s happened to me lately what I am about to tell you is probably my favorite. I have been speaking to the man who runs an industry called “Dr1ven Industries”. His name is Eric and he supports/helps people who have suffered from addiction, mental health, abuse,suicide, etc. He is one AWESOME human being let me tell you! Well, he read my blog and said that he liked it and offered to let me do a podcast with him so that I could tell my story and he would add it to his website so others can listen. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!! We talked and I told my story and he listened and asked a few questions and that was it. But it was so exhilarating to be able to speak to someone like him and be able to share what I have gone through. I am hoping thats people will hear it and it can possibly change their life!! If you would like to get in touch with Eric and talk with him, you can visit his website, or find him on social media through “Dr1ven Industries”. He is awesome and I would recommend him to any and every one. I am also going to share the link to the podcast right here in case anyone would like to listen to it!!
Last but not least, remember when I wrote the last blog about me finding a dime on the ground and then going back and reading that it popped up on my screen how finding random change is a sign from someone up above? (If you don’t know what I am talking about, it is the last blog post I wrote before this one) Well, every single day since I posted that I have found random pennies/dimes everywhere!! I have never noticed or seen them before this. I have found at least 1 a day and it is so cool. They are randomly by my clothes, on the floor where I walk, or like yesterday I got out to pump my gas and as I was pumping I look down and there was a penny just sitting there right beside my tire. I have collected each one that I have found and I started saving them in a little bag! Each time I find one I get super stoked and I pick it up and I look straight to the sky and make sure I thank Tommy and tell him how much I love him and to keep on sending me coins. I joke sometimes and say “Bring me 100 dollar bills”. haha but I am just joking of course. It makes me feel so good when I get random signs like that. It makes me feel full inside and that he is for sure still around!
Anyways guys I am also going to be doing some Blogging here soon. Not only will I be posting on here, but I will be making videos as well. Hopefully I will get to do more podcasts with Eric. Things are looking up for sure and I haven’t felt this happy in years. It’s crazy to me how much sobriety can change someones life 360 degrees. So many great and positive things are happening all around me. And I know it definitely wouldn’t have happened if It wasn’t for me keeping my faith and getting clean. If you are struggling with any kind of addiction or mental disorder I urge you to get help. It has been the best decision of my whole entire life. I know you may be scared, or a little hesitant but I promise it is way easier than you think. If you have any questions feel free to contact me any day/ any time. I am always here 24/7 for anyone!! Thanks guys for reading and I hope you all have an amazing day!! Go listen to my podcast as well!!! Love you all -Jen
P.S. here is my conatct info if anyone would like to use it to contact me for anything! Addiction is not easy, getting help is!!
Emailemail@example.com. Instagram- jenna_b03. Twitter- @xxjeb03xx
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******HERE IS THE LINK TO MY PODCAST – 5 weeks into Sobriety and Why the Change https://soundcloud.com/user-331500901/jenna-podcast
(Veterans Day I went and got some food for the fam)