Dad, Mom, and I went to the award ceremony dinner for the scholarship that I received last night. It was really nice. Very fancy. I didn't know until I got there, but I was the honorary guest. I was saved for the last, since my award was the biggest sum out of everybody's. I received a check for $1000. I'm trying to save up for a new car, so this is really going to help.
All the award recipients had their pre-prepared speeches going on. I was like whoops! Was I supposed to have one of those?! lol I'm used to public speaking because I do so much of it in recovery. As I got up to the podium, I became very emotional. I told everyone that I was just going to wing it. I spoke from my heart. I cried. People cried. My parents were proud.
My life has changed so much in such a short time. I'm coming up on four years clean. July marks the anniversary of leaving my husband and moving the shelter and creating a new life for the kids and I. Life is amazing. Had you told it would be like this a few years ago...I would of never believed. I am so blessed.