One Day at a Time

Yesterday I was meeting with Rosemary, a 19 year old youth, to do her assessment (where we meet with a youth to discuss their goals while in shelter). She has been in shelter 5 times over the last 6 months and is a kind girl with a huge heart who makes friends easily. For the most part it appears that Rosemary is happy on the outside, but on the inside she is very sad. She struggles with depression, bi-polar disorder, an eating disorder and binge drinking. She is connected with many supports in the community such as a psychiatrist and a counselor that support her in making healthy decisions and choices. 

Today when I met with Rosemary, she was very open about her struggles and her desire to quit drinking. She shared her self-pride with me about her accomplishment of being clean off of cocaine for 3 months now. For the first time in a long time, she seemed to have some hope that things would get better. Rosemary has been open to seeking out staff support and is honest about what she can do right now, and has the motto of taking one day at a time.

Although Rosemary has a lot of struggles in her life, she is willing to look at these challenges as opportunities to create change and grow into the woman she wants to be. Currently Rosemary is enrolled in a day treatment program and looks forward to participating in daily activities as she learns how to live a sober and healthy life-one day at a time.

Yesterday I was meeting with Rosemary, a 19 year old youth, to do her assessment (where we meet with a youth to discuss their goals while in shelter). She has been in shelter 5 times over the last 6 months and is a kind girl with a huge heart who makes friends easily. For the most part it appears that Rosemary is happy on the outside, but on the inside she is very sad. She struggles with depression, bi-polar disorder, an eating disorder and binge drinking. She is connected with many supports in the community such as a psychiatrist and a counselor that support her in making healthy decisions and choices. 

Today when I met with Rosemary, she was very open about her struggles and her desire to quit drinking. She shared her self-pride with me about her accomplishment of being clean off of cocaine for 3 months now. For the first time in a long time, she seemed to have some hope that things would get better. Rosemary has been open to seeking out staff support and is honest about what she can do right now, and has the motto of taking one day at a time.

Although Rosemary has a lot of struggles in her life, she is willing to look at these challenges as opportunities to create change and grow into the woman she wants to be. Currently Rosemary is enrolled in a day treatment program and looks forward to participating in daily activities as she learns how to live a sober and healthy life-one day at a time.