I am a former talented and hard-working “Initech” day slave, a graphics department senior designer, who gave the single finger salute to The Man and quit (long story). Then… well… I didn’t go out and get another job right away, and quickly ended up becoming a victim of my addiction issues, my untreated depression, some extremely bad decision-making, and the worst economic downturn since 1929. I’ve lost everything and am literally starting over from nothing.
But I’m actually intelligent and a really nice person. Honest! (Blatant approval-seeking device).
A former Vicodin and Loperamide addict, I am now in recovery. I have been attending AA meetings since getting totally clean in November of 2013. I’m not a huge proponent of the AA way, and you’ll find I’m often critical of the 12-step programs in general, but I find the support does help.
I presently work retail — well below my skill level — earning a salary somewhere around 5% of what I used to make. I am completely broke, have lost everything I spent a lifetime to earn, live in a crap apartment in a crap neighborhood that I used to make fun of. Yeah, life pretty much sucks big time, but I’m working to make things better.
I’m also back in college working to earn my nursing degree. That keeps me really busy.
Please stick around — I’m working to make a real success story out of all this. One day, I’ll be able to say, I knew me when…
25 Nov 2016