In an earlier article I suggested that anyone who’s depressed absolutely MUST develop some type of reason to live. You create a master plan that revolves that you want. When depressed it’s hard to do anything creative, but presuming you’re trying to find treatment, you want to boost yourself along your path to health.
Literally create the strategy to get you. Pray for help and it’ll come if you need assistance. Pray the letters H E L P and aid will come, you have to believe this. In case you have demons such as I used to, depression, anxiety, addiction–it can all be swept away in the event that you’re able to embark on a mission that you think is for God. God gave me an unbelievable vision, a complete almost inexplicable present, in existence once I climbed up from the depths of a 10 year melancholy which resulted in addiction.
I bagged a 20 year career to do. In the beginning, the only thing I could think of after therapy was to begin a Los Angeles Sober Living home. Nothing overly fancy, but a very wonderful house that individuals would be comfortable in and where they could begin pulling their lives together. Having been through the cycle of being pumped out by depression and becoming stuck in the cycle of attempting to use alcohol and drugs to feel better, I thought I might help others who were going through similar issues.
Long story short, I had a partner, we had been successful, we opened another home and before I knew it the man had relapsed and smoked about $60,000 up through a tiny 3-inch glass pipe behind my back — while he went to AA meetings and handled another house and played my very best friend all the way until the end. That hurt. It was no way to finish my first company in sobriety (dead broke too). Everything really MUST occur for a reason, I just can’t help thinking today, however.
I prayed and prayed and prayed and I vow to you one day I woke up with a crystal clear vision about building a resource site that was like the miniature Google of the recovery world. The idea would start with a site organized to hunt for sober living homes nationally that would attract both guests looking for homes, and bring in homes that would pay to be on the website. This was to be my new mission in life and was — and has kept me busy and fulfilled I can not tell you.
So”stage one” of this big picture is now a fact — the entrepreneurial job I have been working on for 18 months eventually launched in October 2010. We’ve gathered the largest database of sober livings and halfway homes everywhere, and we have as of this writing in December 2010 about 4000 houses entered. We’ve got entered them with our company’s name in the search boxes so that we could keep track of the number of individuals we refer to each home, so that we may use that information to spark a home manager’s interest.