I started painting in 2016 during my first attempt to get sober. This was the first time I felt forced enough to make a real decision to change my life. It took the birth of my son and the threat that I could lose him to finally succeed. I stopped using drugs in 2018 and alcohol in 2019. Having been sober long enough; in 2021 I finally found enough courage to leave my career in financial services. If you are reading this and have your own addiction issues, or care for somebody who does, then I really empathise with you
I know how to overcome addiction. The loneliness, pain, and isolation you are feeling. How difficult it is to change your behaviours.
There are various techniques that I’ve used. It is a daily process, and I look forward to sharing these with you. Whereas I used to look back on my life and see pain and shame, I can now look back with pride. I used to live in a constant state of unhappiness and lack of fulfilment. Now I feel such gratitude and acceptance for my life. This wasn’t instant. There was a long period of pain! The art helped me endure this as my suppressed emotions started to unravel. Whereas in the past nothing good seemed to happened; now it is truly beyond my imagination what the world gives when you don’t have to deal with addiction.
I would love for your to start investing in yourself and choose a print that will inspire you to begin your addiction recovery, or celebrate the journey you are already on!