I’ve been a Recovery Beyond member since the beginning of 2022. It’s been an audacious adventure ever since; I have participated in about a dozen hikes. The most memorable hike I went on was “Mailbox Peak. I have recently regularly started attending indoor bouldering and all-levels boxing. I have been looking for an opportunity like this since I got clean. I knew that I had to make radical changes if I wanted a better life. I joined a yearlong program and found a way to stay sober. It was the best decision I ever made. I found a way to change my life and learned how to live. I am still constantly learning new ways to be a more effective human being. The term healthy is always evolving and changing. I recently got a gym membership at the YMCA and have been wanting to get on a solid workout routine, I feel eating healthy, and exercise is essential to have a positive mindset. I read self-help books, listen to podcasts, anything to give me a better perspective on life. I am also a SUDPT (Substance Use Counselor Trainee) . I am currently in the process of earning my hours to become a professional. I have recently enrolled In the BAS program (bachelors of applied behavioral science) at Seattle Central College. I am looking forward to helping create more events/opportunities to get together and do more outdoor/indoor activities, I’m excited about the idea of building a community. I am dedicated to the idea of creating positive change in myself and in others. I enjoy the growth mindset I have created in the years of getting clean and sober, and the tools I have obtained in the 4 years I have been abstinent literally blows my mind. I consider being alive an honor and I am beyond proud of the accomplishments I have made since I have been clean, I am eager to share my experience, strength and hope with anyone, it’s a miracle I am still alive.