Hello! I am really happy I ran across your journal. I am new to this way of life and have a similar size, age, and history as you do as I'm a veteran and have been struggling with substance abuse for years. Although my situation was/is a bit more desperate, it is comforting knowing that there are others trying to accomplish the same things as me.
I wish you much success and will be following your progress
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p.s. your g/f is very pretty