“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that! I’m always gonna love you, no matter what. No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood. You’re the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.”
~Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa~
I believe Rocky has a point here, if you allow this disease to keep cycling you wont win! Nobody is saying it’s easy, hell it’s going to keep knocking you down and it does hit hard. But the choice is truly yours, are you going to allow addiction to define you? Or are you going to keep getting up? My friend Angel Face came to me one night with tears in her eyes. She was screaming and crying at me saying she was a whore. She also said how she use to be a barrel riding State champion. After she was all done releasing it out I hugged her and told her she still was a champion, that I did believe in her but she must do it herself and believe!