The Following came out of a group titled
"Tell Your Story "That I attended in the Fall of 2015
I seem to remember that I was always depressed.
I think my environment played a Big role in my depression.
Trauma also played a role.
I seemed to be happy as a kid, but I depended on my parents.
When I joined ACOA my life got better.
Then I moved to Illinois and started ACOA here.
I felt alone and afraid. I was Paralyzed with fear and would not do anything.
I could not help myself; I think I knew there were some steps I could have taken to alleviate my fears, but it was hard.
During the 6 1/2 years I lived in a Nursing Facility,
I started going back to church and through Prayer and Participation in the church, I accepted Christ’s Forgiveness for my past and became ready to allow Jesus to open my heart to love and to be able to love others, Including Myself.
During this time, I was pardoned from the nursing home and started to attend Trilogy, immersing myself in groups.
I moved out of the nursing home in February 2013 and now have my own apartment. I am very active in my church community and I enjoy life so much more now than I did before.
Trilogy has been a MAJOR Support of mine.
When I first moved out of the Nursing Facility,
I attended Trilogy five days a week, I reconnected with several people who previously resided at Albany Care and have formed stronger bonds with them.
l am much more at peace with myself and the world around me.
I LOVE and ACCEPT people for who they are and their situations in life.
I believe I’ve made progress but there is more to learn.
Unconditional Love and Acceptance are possible Both community wide and on a Personal Level.
Progress, no matter how little, is Attainable.
I want to share my story with you, not just to inspire others, but also to let Myself know where I am and where I have been.
Scott P. Wajda