Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
Published by Sabrina L. Cripe
I am a 45 year old woman who just wants to be good at what she does. I have always wanted to become a writer. I graduated from Purdue University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught school from 2000 until 2009. I have a gypsy soul and have lived in so many places I cannot remember all of them. I have been successful and I have failed miserably. I suffer from addiction and mental illness and have fought diligently to overcome both and yet do I have to succeed with either one. I am currently caring for my 19 year old son who was hit by a semi when he was 12 years old and is now quadriplegic and suffers from traumatic brain injury. My goal is to work toward finding success in my life again in relationships, financial status, a job, my addiction, and my future endeavors. I just want myself and those who I share my life with to experience happiness. I am a hot mess most of the time but I am honestly keeping it together as best as I can without losing it completely. I am a mother of two other boys who I haven't seen in 6 years. I am a person who has experienced abuse since I was 6 years old and have never known true and unconditional love. I have been judged all my life yet I keep my head up. I am a fighter, a survivor, and I never want to give up. I do my best at everything, everyday. Some days my best isn't good enough but I still keep trying. I am a people pleasing fool most of the time, which causes me to wear my heart on my sleeve and to get walked on and hurt often. My life has been one tragedy after another but I believe with all my heart that it is to create an exceptional person within me. I see myself accomplishing great things in this life, although I fear the sands of time as I look back and am shocked to realize that 45 years have already passed me by. I have regret after regret but remain positive that things will always work out and get better. My motto is that of the well-known Joe Dirt and that's to "Keep on Keepin' On".
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