My name is Brandy, I am a 38 year old mother of four from Ohio who is on a journey of rediscovering the authenic me after losing my insight due to too many years of trying to make my marriage work and negleting my own self-care and self-love. I have battled with depression since I was 12 years old. At the age of 30 and a few traumatic events life became unmanagable due to severe depression, I began to self medicate with pain pills. I have been battling opiate addiction since 2011. My addiction caused me to lose everything, including my four children, my job as a educator. I am now in recovery trying to stay clean, reunite with my kids and live my life abundantly. My purpose in life has always been to help others, so here I am doing just that by sharing my experiences and daily struggles with addiction and my mental health issues. I am here to let you know that recovery is possible if you trust the process and take care of the real problem behind the solution to use drugs. I hope you find something in my posts that inspires you to rediscover the inner warrior that you truly are.