Two years ago I was in the darkest place of my life. After a series of unfortunate events, I was emotionally, physically, and mentally drained. I was in a rut after getting out of a toxic two-year relationship. After being told repeatedly that I was a horrible person unworthy of love and life I started to believe it (silly looking back at it now). For a year and a half, I relied on alcohol just to get me through the day. I was fighting the truth that I had suffered multiple traumas and instead of dealing with it I just kept suppressing my emotions. The person I was at this point in my life was not someone I was proud of. Then I met Pirie. There are very few people who can reach out and touch your life in such a powerful way and that is Pirie. Only seven months in with Pirie but I have evolved more with her than I have in my entire life. She’s opened my eyes to such a more powerful version of myself. I’m not wandering through life blind anymore. I know how to speak my truth; I know how to adapt to situations that in the past would have triggered anger. Every day I’m learning to love and accept myself again. I had all the tools I just didn’t know how to access them. To be honest I believed I was a lost cause until Pirie reached in me and pulled out my own little toolbox and showed me the way. I’m moving in the right direction and I know I have a purpose. I take it day by day but it feels AWESOME.