Hello, my name is Sarah. I am a 31 year old mother of three intelligent boys and a happy fiance to one amazing man. I have been told I am very out-going and can be really quiet at the same time. I would say I love to strive for success in silence. As others notice it gives me even more ambition to go above and beyond with what is expected of me, which then gives me more self confidence in doing as such. Since I was a little girl, I imagined life being simple, making the big bucks, having the big home filled with nothing but love and joy with a white picket fence. For some of us, especially the ones who struggled with addiction most of their adult life, I definitely did not see this humanly possible nor imaginable. I am here to tell you that it is! Recovery is probably the best thing that could ever happen to me. It works if you do the hard, tiresome, and very difficult work. I do not regret any steps I have taken in my recovery. I was worth it. Recovery was worth it. Every minute was a learning curve for me. I am who I am because of what I've experienced in early recovery. It wasn't easy. It made me a stronger mother, daughter, sister, and fiance. I hope you will one day put a smile on your own face too like I did. Start now, rebuild your new, sober , healthy life that you'll soon love again. I am a member of this committee because I enjoy helping others in any way that I can. I am thankful for the resources that were available when I needed it the most. Now it's my turn to do the same. Being part of something else for myself inspires me to go above and beyond like I have never before. "Reach for the stars mommy, they will come closer." My recovery came first, so that everything I loved didn't come last. My picket fence is now painted.