I believe that in society today it is easy to loose hope. We've all gone through challenges that are both big and small. For me, it has been the feeling that I would never work in or around the career I love and therefore my purpose in life was fading away. I drank my self into oblivion on August 21st, I was waiting to go up at a comedy show and I was about to lose my apartment and I hadn't worked in almost a year. I didn't eat that day and I drank my problems away, only to create bigger ones. I got into my car that night, something I still don't remember doing, and ran it into a wall. My car caught fire and I was passed out in the front seat. Luckily, someone called 911 and the cops rescued me from certain death. My only memory is being in the front seat with flames all around me. My next memory was waking up in the back seat of a police car handcuffed. The cops asked me if I remember anything and I honestly told them I had no memory of anything. After driving around for awhile they took me to the hospital to get my blood work taken. I went to jail that night and spent a cold night sleeping on a bench with a blanket that didn't help much. I met some interesting people one of them was coming down off meth and said that my orange was put there for a reason. Other people told me the worst was yet to come after sentencing. When I left jail I was so happy to be free that even though I was depressed a day before leaving jail was such a euphoric experience I couldn't help but love life again. I had hope that I had seen the bottom and survived. You'd think I would have learned this lesson considering where I came from but it is something that I feel you must relearn every so often. Now I'm finally free from my punishments and I'm grateful for the experience I've had. It gave me perspective and made me realize how good I actually had it. After that, almost as if it was meant to be I got the job of my dreams and I'm finally working in the career I've always wanted to be in. Sometimes we have to go through hard times to keep us humble and realize that we have it better than we know. Keep up hope no matter how hard life gets because it can always be worse. You have the strength to get out of any situation. Never forget that.
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