Perfect for Valentine's Day, today's #HonestyHour story from Vinnie Snyder, a True Stories storyteller, is about making the choice to live a life worth loving.
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"How much of your story are you willing to let someone else write? Growing up with an alcoholic mother presents many challenges. Not least of which is deciding for yourself when you are going to set out on your own path into something you have never seen before, a life that you are truly proud to live.
I remember my mother's words in her darkest moment. She was driving drunk with me in the backseat, I was 8 at the time, and after a near accident she said to me, with a voice filled with pain and through eyes filled with tears, 'You don't have to live this way.'
I remember the fear fading and the anxiety shrinking and feeling the permission to set out on my own path. I chose early on that my children would never have to carry the burden of alcoholism, I was going to write my own story and it was going to be one that I was proud of."
Social media can be all kinds of wonderful and all kinds of terrible at the same time. #HonestyHour is all about engaging each other in a communal way that goes further than a highlight reel of our perfectly curated feeds. Join in this Tuesday and every Tuesday by sharing your story using the hashtag!
Also, if you live in or around Colorado Springs, join us for our next True Stories event on Tuesday, March 7th! RSVP here.