This I Believe

Chrissy - Portland, Oregon
Entered on April 7, 2009
Age Group: 30 - 50
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This I Believe

I am the best person I can be. I have learned to live a good life despite the tumult of my earlier life. Even though I was raised by an alcoholic I chose to live a life different from that. Even though I turned to drugs and went to prison I don’t consider myself a failure. I believe that my disabilities enhance my life rather than take away from it. I live with Borderline Personality Disorder and a long list of others, but I don’t let them hold me back.

I am developing my skills as an artist daily. I started with photography and grew into art. I direct the rollercoaster emotions of my life into my art. This is a big part of my good life today. I can no longer work a normal job, but I stay busy with my art and photography. I believe that being your best can bring you the most satisfaction.

I believe in love and the healing that it can bring to all.