Wife. Soccer mom. Teacher. Pill addict. Prisoner. Reborn. Amy felt at an early age that she wasnt normal. She couldnt understand why. And worse, she felt immense pressure to be perfect. That image needed to be upheld. It came at a high cost.MoreWife. Soccer mom. Teacher. Pill addict. Prisoner. Reborn. Amy felt at an early age that she wasnt normal.
She couldnt understand why. And worse, she felt immense pressure to be perfect. That image needed to be upheld. It came at a high cost. While Amy pretended that everything was fine, her mind was in turmoil. Questions constantly barraged her: Why am I not happy? What is my problem? What is the meaning behind all of my suffering? There didnt seem to be answers.
Afraid of being a failure, she kept the chaos locked away. After teenage years filled with struggle, Amy became a wife, mom, and teacher. By all appearances, her life was perfect. But inside, she was beginning to spin wildly out of control. Amy had discovered pain pills shut off the chaos in her brain temporarily. Pills became her best friend-and destroyed her relationships. Then Amy began to experience strange physical ailments and seizures. Doctors couldnt explain it. This only led to more chaos-and more substance abuse.
Amy would do anything to get pills, and it resulted in an arrest, jail time, and time in a recovery program. She became sober. But the roller-coaster ride that was her life was far from over. When Amy was arrested a second time, she had no idea what was going on. Surely it was a mistake. But would anyone believe her?
This arrest was all part of a greater plan, a step on the journey to lifelong recovery and to answers to some of the questions that had plagued her for years. This is a story of hope. This is a story of finding oneself. This is a story of discovering self-worth and confidence. This is the story of a battle fought hard-and won.