I am loving the little things in life even more each day. I was drifting far down a path of destruction and, fortunately, the universe knew I had to be stopped and I was. Love, pain, melancholy, and every other feeling in the world are here for a reason. Masking these feelings leads ultimately to our very own demise. If anyone is struggling just know that it CAN be better. You can make the changes. Please realize these things before a judge or probation officer realizes them for you. I was caught up in a whirlwind of speedy oblivion and was going absolutely nowhere very quickly. I am so grateful today to be free from the tight grip of my addiction. I have almost five months of complete sobriety and, honestly, life has NEVER been better. I feel so deeply for every heroin addict today. Manifest love and peace in your mind and, even in the dark depths of addiction, it can happen. You can overcome your tribulations and there IS life away from the drugs. I never thought I could have fun or feel happiness without mind-altering chemicals and today I can truly say I welcome every feeling. Life is far too beautiful and there is far too much to experience to waste it away numb.