Episode 7

Dynamite & Overdose

Today's episode of the Becoming the Big Me Podcast is real, raw, and serious- if you are looking for my high vibe content this in not the one. If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction just know that I love you, I am here for you, and there is a better life out there for you. Feel free to DM me if you ever need someone to talk to. 

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Transcript
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Because there's this, this voice and this thought in the back of

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my head that you know, that could have been me. Hey there,

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thank you for tuning into today's episode of The becoming

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the big new podcast. This episode is going to be a little

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different than my typical content. And if you're looking

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for something high vibe, at the moment, this is not the episode

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to listen to. So you might just want to skip this one over. I

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will be talking about some very real raw things that are going

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on in my life right now. Hello there beautiful soul. So I

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originally planned for today's episode of The becoming the big

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meat podcast to be about the manifestation muscle and how to

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build it up. But due to the circumstances of today, I'm

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feeling called to talk about something else.

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Today,

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I found out that a family member of mine passed away a family

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member of mine who has struggled with addiction, just like me. In

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fact, he's only a couple years older than me. And back in the

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day, we used to run around in the same crowds, I would see him

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every now and then at some of the different houses that I

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would be at.

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Now,

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we thought he was doing better. There's really no telling how

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long he has been struggling again. He went to rehab and was

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doing a lot better there for a while. But he obviously fell off

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again. And from the sounds of what's coming out, maybe has

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been off the silver bandwagon for a little while. We still

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have all of the information of what exactly caused it. But it

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does appear to be an overdose. We're not sure you know, if it

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was just from the heroin or, you know, there's a lot of stuff

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being cut out in this area actually really all over the

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place with a lot more powerful.

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Drugs, not

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that you can't just overdose on heroin, you obviously can. But

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as someone who has spent a user I know that we typically know

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our limits

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and

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most of the reason why why we overdose is because there's

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something else in there and we don't know our limits with that

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something else. So after I found out the news, there was a lot of

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thoughts going through my mind.

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And

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a part of me felt like that could have been me, could have

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been me. Now there are many times that that could have been

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me.

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And it's not just the overdose that could have taken me and as

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most addicts living in this state, know and feel the danger

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not only comes with the drug not only comes with the possibility

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of the overdose itself, but the danger comes with everything

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else that comes with that lifestyle. The situations that

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we put our ourselves in the feuds over over a hit over a

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high that can end lethally. So when I found out that he had

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passed away, oh, my soul filled with so much sadness to hear

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that he had fallen back down that track again. I also felt an

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overwhelming sense of gratitude. Gratitude that the universe sent

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me my daughter because if she would have never come into my

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life I can't say I know, I would be here today. for that child is

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what gave me a reason to live. For I didn't feel I was worthy.

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I didn't know I give a shit about myself. The universe knew

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that I needed that push. And I'm sorry about the airplane that

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you can probably hear right now I'm sitting outside recording

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this. She gave me that push

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that

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I needed to make a change. Now we have some people think that a

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teen pregnancy is a burden, or a disaster waiting to happen. In

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my case, being homeless and an addict and a teen finding out

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their pregnancy pregnant I can understand why people had shit

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to say.

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But that little girl she saved my damn life. Now there's

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something that came to mind. A flashback. I came into my head

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after I heard the news.

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about a time when I was in the heat of my addiction. Living in

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a little illegal shack that was built by a bunch of crackheads.

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hidden in the woods of some tweakers property is living here

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at the moment with my daughter's father and a bunch of other

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users. Now, let's see, this place was your stereotypical

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drug house. If you've ever seen the movie Trainspotting, you can

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get a pretty clear picture of what this place looked like. It

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was literal fill. The bathroom was disgusting. There was things

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dripping down the walls. It was super, super narrow and very

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tall. And on the top floor, there was a little room. And the

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only window so to speak, was a door that opened into nothing.

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Now there was a particular day where I was laying in the bed,

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high as a kite and just not really paying attention to what

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was going on around me. Earlier, one of the roommates had come

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back super excited about his new score of dynamite that he had

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gotten for a trade

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for drugs

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he placed when he received the dynamite he placed it on his

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shelf

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above a gold bowl of gunpowder. I didn't think anything of it. A

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lot of these guys, they were obsessed with blowing shit up.

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Because they came with the territory. I don't know. I also

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was too high to give it any thought. Now what happened next

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is something that will forever be seared. into my mind. He went

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downstairs he went out of the house. It was a hot day. So the

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door to the upstairs was open. And through that open door all

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of a sudden came a spark. A spark that began to explode

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everywhere. He had shot. A firework. Multiple firework. Now

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your little chintzy didn't see little fireworks. No, we're

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talking about. You're living on a rez, we got some real fucking

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fireworks fireworks. And as I felt the biting of the flame

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against my skin, I tried to run through the smoke and embers to

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stumble down the stairs. My only thought was, I need to get as

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far away from this house as possible because it's about to

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blow the fuck up.

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Now, for some reason that place didn't blow up. The gunpowder

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didn't get hit the dynamite didn't get hit.

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I'm not sure if his intentions were to blow me to smithereens.

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But I can't say they weren't. Maybe he was just some high

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guiding high. Maybe he I don't know. I can't say. This isn't

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the only time that I experienced something that should have taken

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my life in the time of my addiction. And I really, I

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really don't know what kept me alive all that time. Except that

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maybe, maybe I experience all of that for a reason. Maybe

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everything that I have ever been through has been for a reason

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not one that I could understand at the moment, of course. But if

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it wasn't for all of that shit that I experienced if it wasn't

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for all that I watched, I wouldn't be able to help lift

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other people out of the depths of how I wouldn't be able to

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show that there is a better life. I truly believe that I had

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to live through all of those things. So that I could help

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bring other people out. And I wish I could have helped my

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cousin I wish I could have been there for him. And while my

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heart is filled with sorrow, it's also set on fire. Because

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there doesn't need to be more lives taken. Everyone out there

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you yes you are worthy of having an amazing life. I don't care

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what you have done. I don't care what you have been through.

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There. If you are listening to this, you are still alive. And

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you want to know what that means. That means you are alive

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for a motherfucking reason. You are here to take another breath.

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You are here to create something more. If you weren't meant to be

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here you would not be now I have done so many horrible things. I

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have witnessed so many horrible things that I am not proud of.

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But that doesn't make me unworthy of living. have a

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better life of creating a better life not only for my daughter,

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and myself, but for other. Hence why I'm so passionate about

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helping people. And not only just helping people in the

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addiction space, not just helping, you know, young moms

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not just helping people who have experienced extreme pain, but

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helping anyone who knows that they are here for a reason. We

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all have a story to share, we all have an impact to make it

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it's not always easy to share and be raw and vulnerable. And

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when I first started publicly sharing my story online a year

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ago, that was the scariest thing that I ever did. But the amount

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of people who have reached out to me and thanked me for sharing

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my experience for for instilling hope in their heart. For showing

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them that it doesn't matter what you've done, it doesn't matter

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what you've done, though, it doesn't matter how low you have

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fucking got. There's always a way to climb out of it. And I

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know that everyone says that shit. And I know that when you

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are in it, it feels so much harder. But believe me, you can

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do it. If you're struggling right now, there are people who

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love you. There are people who care about you. And it doesn't

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just have to be your blood family. There are so many of us

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out there who have been exactly in that position. Who will help

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lift you up. There doesn't need to be another life lost. So if

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you are struggling with addiction right now, I want you

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to know that there is hope there is a better life out there for

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you. There are people that will love and support you and they

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know that you have seen shit that no one ever needs to see. I

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know that you I've experienced that no one should ever have to

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experience but that is what makes you powerful because you

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will be able to change lives. Just reach out to someone. You

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are worthy. There is support for you out here. You are capable of

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