6 Years and Counting…

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6 Years and Counting…

6 years and counting is a letter that I wrote.  6 years ago I said goodbye to one of the most harmful relationships in my life…my relationship to drugs.  I wanted to share this.  I hope that it provides hope or encouragement to anyone that is dealing with or has dealt with addiction.

My Letter

6 years ago I said goodbye to you.  I wanted something better.  I hoped that I could be happy.  I needed to feel.

You took so much from me.  Because of you, I lost so much time…time that I will never get back.  While some of the relationships you took from me can and have been mended, there are some that I can never repair because those people are gone.

You see, you stole me from my family and friends…and I let you.  You stole my dreams, you stole my hope.  You made me believe that I didn’t deserve to live.

Kimberlee Plezia
A large part of my life while I was using was in the hospital…either looking for drugs or fighting infections

The worst part of all of this though…there are times that I still think about you.  I can still feel and smell you.  And it makes me sick to my stomach every time it happens…but it does still happen.

I hate the fact that you had so much power.  That I gave myself to you so very freely.  That I didn’t have the strength to tell you no.

The more you hurt me…the more I wanted you.  It was like I couldn’t get enough.

I am so glad we parted ways.  You see…while I may still think about you from time to time…I will NEVER let you into my life again.  I have healed and moved forward.  I found love and learned how to finally love myself.  I know that I deserve so much better than you ever gave me.

Me…clean and sober

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. Don’t give up hope. Because without hope, we are all lost…


11 Responses

  1. Congratulations on 6 Years! Keep going–You’ve got this!

  2. Beth says:

    I have such admiration for you. Congratulations on being sober for 6 years. I’ve not had any personal connections with addiction, but I have read so many stories, and I understand how difficult it is to cross the one month goal, let alone the 6th year. You are so strong. Much love ❤

  3. Amber says:

    Wonderful work, keep going strong. I have never experienced a drug addiction but I have had an eating disorder and I understand the addiction cycle too well. Thank you for being open to share your story it will help many!

  4. Kate says:

    Congrats on being 6 years sober! That is amazing and you should be so proud of yourself! Thank you for sharing you story of strength and determination.

  5. Pam says:

    Stay strong! You are beautiful and I love that you can share your story and give other people hope!

  6. Kaelynn says:

    I love this so much!!!! Way to go and thank you for sharing this!

  7. Sacha says:

    Awww this breaks my heart. Thank you so much for sharing this and being so open and honest about your journey! Stay strong, girl!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your story. It’s inspiring and will help many people. Deciding to quit drugs is extremely hard and takes a lot of bravery. I’m proud of you for taking this step and taking back control of your life! The future suddenly seems brighter, right?

  9. Machelle says:

    Congratulations! It is a hard disease to fight & win. I have family that tries but the drugs always pull him back. You are a strong woman!

  10. I really appreciate your honesty. God be with you!

  11. Needful content. Keep creating content like this! Tons of love for you

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