Journal Entry: Nichole Lynn Freeman-08/04/2023

Journal Entry

Today I was chosen to speak upon a quote to all of my peers. The quote was “Change your thoughts and change your reality” How fitting that I would be chosen for this one. It spoke to me. I stood up in front of a room of 70 or so, and I was so nervous. Despite that, I took some deep breaths and spoke from the heart. I explained how I want to rebuild healthy relationships with the people I love. My mom, son, siblings, and especially my dad who I have not spoken to for a long time. My thoughts are my desire to stay sober and in turn will act on those thoughts and rebuild connections with family when I get out. After my speech, I got positive praise from two peers for being a positive member of the community, and it felt really good.

I am proud of the person I am becoming.

I spent my morning after the meeting completing homework for VT Horticulture. (Goal #2) I finished my textbook diagrams for Ornamental Horticulture and also completed the chapter 7 achievement review for The Commercial Greenhouse by James W. Boodley. After that, I read another couple of chapters in Get Out of Your Head by Jennie Allen, the book I am writing my next book report on.

I plan on relaxing for the rest of the evening.