Since my last interview, my family has continued to grow as we welcomed our daughter Nora Jean in June 2019.
I have also made the transition to working back at Crossroads. I am currently the Development Director and the thing I love most about working at Crossroads is they deeply care about my me and mental health. They help in any way they can, which includes time off to stay on top of my mental health.
Since leaving the Mission, staying clean has probably been the easiest part while staying on top of my mental well being has been the most trying. It helps to work for a Christian organization which helps people with the same struggles as myself. It makes coming to work not only a joy but also has a real positive impact on my mental health.
Even though my stay at the Mission was well over 10 years ago, the lessons that I learned while there continue to impact not only my own life, but also the lives of my family, and anyone I come across. I am much more aware and sympathetic to people struggling because I have struggles. Being around the people at the mission make me open to share about my personal struggles and not feel judged.
Without Crossroads in my life, I definitely think my life would look a lot different. But God had a plan when he put Crossroads in my path and I have been blessed with a beautiful wife, two beautiful children, and lots loving friends and family.