Life is a difficult journey. We all strive to live our best life. However life isn't always perfect. When we grow up, we sometimes fall into difficult choices. In high school, I had the privilege to go to school with a beautiful human being that has been through alot. Ashley Rhyner experienced her parents splitting, her father coming out as a gay man, her step dad passing of cancer. For a young girl, the process was extremely difficult, and in trying to find strength in such a difficult set of circumstances she fell into 10 years of hard drugs and alcohol. But Ashely is the exact example of why we must not look at these things and judge the people on them, but look deeper to help them from their pain, and judge them on the deeper heart. Ashley today is 3 years sober for such a difficult, complicated world, and she now is a mentor to many others going through the same struggles. It's all perspective. As we try and live, we have different vices to help us try and cope. But Ashley’s heart, attitude is beyond one of my biggest inspirations in life, and is a prime example of our pasts should not weigh us down, they should not be hidden, but held up and embraced as a way to build and grow to that journey we all call life. Here's our chat and her beautiful story.
Ashley Rhyner : @Rottenharls23
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