I will take everything negative about my mother and flip it in my life: I will create a welcoming and warm home life; I will express love and encourage others daily; I will extend myself to those in need and I will remember: a life well-lived is the best revenge.
We repeat family dysfunction. I came from many generations of alcoholism. When I was a little kid I wanted to be different than my dysfunctional family, but I ended up just like them. Once I did become clean and sober I ended up being the black sheep of the family. Some family traditions are meant to be broken.