Genetics and environment helped to create a 30-year journey into the darkness of sex, drugs, and alcohol, all of which stripped me of opportunities to succeed and rise out of my self-imposed hell. It took 30 years of trying to escape from reality to connect-the-dots to freedom, and to find hope sufficient to do better. It was about time.
My name is Beth H. For the purposes of my book, it was suggested I let you know who I really am, even though my pseudo-name is Harriet Hunter. Since my walk into recovery in 1999, I’ve had one primary purpose: to show others how they can achieve their miracles with a vision and determination to never-ever go backwards one day at a time.
I strive to be a conduit of encouragement to others by showing them what continues to work for me. Using practical tools, principles and promises as found in Alcoholics Anonymous, I show examples of what continues to work for me, how anyone can be free from the bondage of self, regardless of their situation. Employing a change of perception through the Steps, the fellowship and the village that is recovery is what propels us forward.
My passion is to help others find hope.
Over the course of my sobriety, I have worked with many women to find a peace within. I continue to facilitate meetings, bring hope to women incarcerated, and to sponsor both face-to-face and on line. Encouraging and giving hope to others is what we all need, and what continues to be so freely given to me.
I am a member of Tallahassee’s Writing Association; Florida’s Writers Association, Florida Association of Publishers and Authors, and Sisters of the Sentences Writers Group, (part of Fiction Among Friends group). .
One common denominator that makes us equal, regardless of our experiences or journey, is our pain. Our pain is the same. It is this vision of equality that allows me to embrace and encourage others in and out of recovery. We are all children of a oneness. Please continue to come back often. Sooner or later, you will hear yourself in my blog posts.