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I guess it's about time I put something real in here huh..

my last couple years in high school and for one year or so after, I was a meth addict. I'm pretty open about telling people this as it is a really good way to keep myself from going back to it. I was skinny, but I was falling apart. physically and emotionally. the only thing that got me to stop was a very close friend/ love interest committed suicide. I went into a downward spiral and hit rock bottom. so I just stopped. to ...
I guess it's about time I put something real in here huh..

my last couple years in high school and for one year or so after, I was a meth addict. I'm pretty open about telling people this as it is a really good way to keep myself from going back to it. I was skinny, but I was falling apart. physically and emotionally. the only thing that got me to stop was a very close friend/ love interest committed suicide. I went into a downward spiral and hit rock bottom. so I just stopped. to this day i have no idea really how I did it. but I know that if I hadn't, I wouldn't be here today.

After months of recovery i decided to get my life on track. I went to cosmetology school and I now have a career doing something I love. I get to help people feel beautiful every day. and I've kept myself away from meth for 6 years.

I had already started putting on weight after quitting (to be expected), but I was comfortable. I'd never been a small girl except when I was an addict. But what I didn't realize was that doing what I loved would also lead to more stress and more and more weight.I was in a mall salon, and the fast food was plentiful. I hardly ever packed my own lunch, and would eat fast food sometimes multiple times a day. for almost 5 years I was in a salon that made me miserable. I loved my clients but the people I worked with were never kind, aside from a select few. and for 5 years I just sucked it up. I figured all salons would be like this. you put enough females in one place and it's bound to be katty right?

Feb 8, 2010 I decided to make the decision to quit smoking. I needed to do something good for myself. I was having some really bad anxiety attacks and a nurse client of mine told me that quitting smoking would help. it's been great! But the girls I worked with were not very supportive. most of them smoked and would always ask me if I wanted to go outside with them.. it drove me crazy. I realized i could never truly be happy with life If I hated the place I spent a good chunk of my time. so I said enough is enough and got the hell out.

I'm now at a lovely little chair rental salon owned by two wonderful stylist. All the girls I work with are amazing, talented, and they respect me. I didn't think it was possible. I knew it was, but I just didn't FEEL like I would ever find that. I can honestly say that just by changing where I work, has changed my whole life. I'm happy. I can honestly say that I'm happy.

So with my new found happiness I feel that I can finally take the steps I need to get myself healthy, and get rid of some of this baggage I've been carrying around for too long. I'm surrounded by people who really care about me, and want me to succeed. I've tried so many times to lose the weight, but this time it feels different. this time I feel ready. and I think with the help of sparkpeople and a little determination, I can do it.
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I'm from st paul. and i'm a hairstylist. it's my job to make people look beautiful. now I want to take some of that effort I put into other people and put some into myself!

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OMGITSJEWELZ
1/21/2011 1:59:11 PM

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. I looked through your profile and we have so much in common, some of it very tragic.

I struggled with crystal meth for about 4 months the spring/summer after HS, and then was hospitalized because I had gall stones blocking my bile duct, likely due to the drug use and the build up of foreign entities and sediment in my body. I had to have emergency surgery.

I am also a tattooed and pierced woman and I love your look!!



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QUEENCAT25
12/18/2010 2:53:41 AM

Your hair and tats are absolutely gorgeous!



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MSAEROFAN
12/12/2010 2:28:02 PM

Hey girl! Just kinda ran into your page through the Tattooed Woman's group...thought I'd stop by, and I'm glad I did!! You go girl!! How proud of yourself you must feel!! That's so wonderful that you've kicked not only your meth addiction, but also your cigarette addiction! Whoo hoo!!! Keep up the good work!!! And I'd love to add you as a friend - I think you'd be great motivation for me! Thanks for your story!



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1DRWOMAN
12/10/2010 10:29:40 PM

WELL DONE GIRL! I use to do hair too and found I never fit in....they would come in and talk about what bar they fell off of and how drunk they got...in front of clients...in conservative little Kohler Wisconsin! I have never drank...which makes me a freak...I'm an introverted, opinionated, unique person who had to learn all those things about me and teach people (that I saw as friends or potential friends) how to treat me and/or what expectations I had...just cuz I don't wanna come to your sex toy party doesn't mean I don't want to be invited....my real friends sent me things like...I know you won't come, but I wanted you to know you were thought of!

Look at how much you have learned about yourself already...you are well on your way to strength, confidence, and pure joy. Enjoy the journey and never apaologize for being yourself. Even my tattoos get looks and I know the looky loos will never be part of my energy or personal space long...let them talk and gawk...:)
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KIERAE
12/8/2010 11:27:26 PM

Welcome to the Tattooed Women's team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!




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