with Bea Blackmon, Bachelors of Social Work Practicum Student at Our Lady of the Lake University
How much time do you have in recovery?
6 years/ Aug 30, 2011 is my sobriety date
What have you gained from recovery?
I have gained a design for living, hope, faith and lasting personal relationships. I have a sense of purpose in the world today where I can be useful. I have gained a sense of self and I’m no longer ashamed of my past.
What helped you get and stay sober?
A 12 step program of action and the realization that I can not do this alone.
What’s some advice you would give yourself 10 years in the future?
Stay in the present moment and do what is right in front of you. Also BEA!! stop and enjoy the life God is given you!
What’s your favorite song?
This is hard because I’m extremely eclectic when it comes to music, so I’m going to give a shout out to my father Ronald Williams may he rest in peace. The entire album: Here My Dear by Marvin Gaye.
What advice do you have for a newcomer?
The hardest thing for me to do was to ask for HELP, but the best thing I ever did was ask for HELP. We can recover, but we can not recover alone.
What’s one random fact about yourself?
My wife and I were married on St. Patrick’s Day March 2017 …. That Is A Fact!