I don’t know about a motto to sum up entirely who I am, but one thing I’ve always lived by, and people try and convince me out of it, and I just don’t believe in it is, I’ve never been a dater. I’ve never gone on true dates before. Really, with anyone. I’ve had a few boyfriends before but I’ve never truly just gone on random dates. When people ask why, I’ve always said I feel like dates are like interviews, and I refuse to be romantically employed.
“Our secrets can be so toxic and we don’t even realize it. I had to learn that keeping things inside me was part of why I wanted to use alcohol and drugs in the first place - to hide from myself. When I started opening up, I started to heal. By talking to someone and expressing how I feel, I’m able to relieve the power of the emotion that’s been weighing me down.”