When I wonder how I'll be remembered one day, I think about all the things that have made my life significant. There are my three beautiful children. There is my long-term relationship with my husband. There is the work I have done in my community. There is my work as a mentor to new counselors entering the addictions field, and the many years I've spent as an advocate, helping develop programs for people with mental health issues.
Finally, there is that time I was caught on camera pulling my pants down to inject heroin into my thighs in a doorway. Whether I like it or not, this moment is probably my legacy to the world.