The Constant Hero's Journey

November 16, 2014 2:08 PM

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The story I told on stage regarding my addiction was the raw and honest truth. However, I feel that it might also give the perception that I am at the end of my difficult journey, and that I have successfully recovered. In my high school literature class, we learned about something called a "hero's journey." It is the story arc behind the majority of novels and movies, where the main character undergoes a death and rebirth, and then comes back home to safety and happiness.

While I do believe that it is possible for individuals to go through a very difficult and transformational time of their lives and then re-emerge feeling stronger than ever before, I do not believe that the end feels like safety net. I do not believe that there is an end. I simply believe that each ...

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