My journey in mental health recovery began in my home state of Texas and has consisted of a series of on-going choices. These choices have become more conscious over time, now supporting consistency with my highest values and priorities. Initially, I was blind to the change I could choose for myself. Rather, I spent days, weeks, months, and years entering the same door...although familiar and will lit, it offered a promise of comfort only to be followed by immense pain. I finally saw that door for what it was and saw my own power to make a different choice. Although hesitant to face the uncertainty, I could see the light that ley behind the door to my desired future. Choice, not chance, let me through that door and continues to be my path forward.
Hon. Mention ·