Just wanted to share some words and a grateful thanks to you guys here at AnabolicMinds. Today is the anniversary of my 4 year sobriety date. It is also the anniversary of my first day of 8 months in the Department of Corrections for multiple felony DUI's.
Upon my release I began to travel down a new road in my life. A very big part of it was bodybuilding and nutrition. I discovered Avant Labs very shortly after my release and invested a lot of time in and on the board.
As I become more and more strong in my recovery I began to have a passion to share my testimony and witness about these matters of substance abuse and recovery. It caused me to begin to look outside of my previous home board to explore places that were more in line with my style. It was my hope that I could be a transparent individual, sharing my experiences with people hoping that maybe someone may find some hope for their own struggles.
I began to post here much more regularly. I began to share my knowledge about bodybuilding, supplements and nutrition, as limited as it may be, in hopes to find a fellowship with the memebers here. Then on a whim I took the chance to open up about the personal struggles and victories in my life. Low and behold, I was embraced by so many.
It remains a lifelong passion for me to be able to give back to others by sharing my experiences and the passion I have for witness in these areas of substance abuse. It is just a small thing I know, but being able to do so here on the board with some success has given me the optimism of the possibility of being able to do so in some sort of vocational capacity.
I especially would like to thank Bobo and Matt, for seeing something in me,in spite of myself, that was befitting the title of Board Moderator. An honor on more than a couple levels. And then again, to be even moreso flattered by Bobo with a promotion to Board Administrator. You guys have really been a huge boost to my self confidence and self-esteem in a really healthy way.
There are so many individuals young and old that are too many to thank by name. To those brothers of mine who struggled with and have been victorious over their addiction, I thank your for you fellowship and experinces. For those that I may have been a help to in any way, thank you, you have helped me more than you know.
I am unsure if I am able to capture the sentiment of how significant a part of my life being a board members has become to me. I just thought I would give it a try and thank you guys for letting me be a part of the community.