> 3 years sober <
Getting clean was hard because I loved being high. I always felt low so I would chase the highs. I started with ecstacy at 16 and escalated to cocaine by 17. Rode the substance abuse train until I was nearly 26. My dad was a bartender on the Downtown Eastside so I practically grew up down there (actually lived down there from ages 17-19). Both my parents did cocaine and other drugs from as young as I can remember until I was doing it. I used to blame my problems on them but then I grew up. Seeing all those lost souls (including my parents) on the DTES changed me. I remember coming down off cocaine the last time and deciding I wanted to live. I realized everything I had been doing up to that point was just rushing me to death.
Now I’m a mother and I can raise my daughter in a different way. Thank you to @snaktheripper for making songs like “Highs and Lows” and for being open about the struggle. It’s inspiring to see your favourite artists be truthful about life. Respect to all the @stompdownkillaz artists for being real. That’s why I’ll rock the ski mask forever.
“Ever since I left you my mind’s been totally clear
I stopped fucking with you completely
It’s been almost a year” 💯
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12:39 am 6 years ago, my littlest little cane into this world having to fight for his life. Thanks to the amazing nurses and NICU team, after nearly 5 mins, they had successfully resuscitated him and he was able to take his first breath. The next 2 hours were the longest of my life waiting to see my little boy again not knowing his future. Should have known from that day forward how much of handful he’d be! He lacks fear and pushes the boundaries. He’s one of a kind for sure. He’s given me my first grey hair this year and he is no where near slowing down! But he’s outspoken, stands for what he believes in and defies the odds each time. You’re my soulmate, my missing piece in life, my mini me. I wouldn’t take this crazy ride with any other boy then you. Happy 6th birthday Lyric! Momma and sissys love you sooo much!! #premie#premiebaby#fighter#lyricmichaelwalter#6yearsold#imold#hesprettybadass#sdkkid#stompdown#startemyoung#lovehim#minime