I came to believe a lot more about myself through my journey in recovery. I felt I was only valuable to others when I was in my addiction. I didn’t believe anything that anyone told me about myself because I was hopeless and didn’t feel worthy. Learning about my self-worth was only possible when I made the decision to get clean. Finding my value also came from the help of others telling me positive affirmations. I was in denial at first, but after giving myself a chance, I was able to truly believe I was worthy and not just to others. I found I enjoy helping others just as much as their help has allowed me to grow. I now find myself doing selfless acts whether through my art of passion or simply just talking to another addict. I once had a hopeless state of mind and now only see a world full of opportunity and possibility. The progress I have made in my recovery is only motivating me to continue to progress forward.