And that treatment center showed me compassion and love, which in then turn I was able to show compassion and love. And from that point there was peace in my heart.
Each year, I've shared my story with my students and will continue to do so. It's a sad reality, but many of them personally know someone in active addiction. When I disclose my experience to them, they now know someone in recovery.
You get sober to go do things and hang out and . . . to have a life.
I had the resilience and strength to care and to try to work on myself, no matter how awful life is and how many times I've had a setback. It just really made me feel like getting sober wasn't a one-stop type of thing. You can try as many times as you have the strength to.
Now, I can find those moments of peace all the time. When I’m riding bikes with my son, mowing the grass, fishing. All of this is possible because now I know who, what, and why I am.
Recovery to me was not just about quitting drugs and alcohol. It was about finding a whole new way to live and fixing myself from the inside out.
Hilton Córdoba, Kristen Lillvis, and Stefan Schöberlein were recognized as winners of the 2020 Marshall University Distinguished Artists and Scholars (MU-DASA) Team Award for their work on Movable: Narratives of Recovery and Place. The MU-DASA award recognizes distinction in the fields of artistic and scholarly activity on the part of Marshall University faculty. While the award marks artistic and scholarly achievement, it also focuses on community outreach: winners must demonstrate the sharing of artistic and scholarly activity with an audience beyond that of academic peers.Read more
On Saturday, Feb. 29, one of the co-editors of Movable, Stefan Schöberlein, attended the inaugural Connecticut Digital Humanities Conference at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, as part of an academic panel titled “Applied Digital Humanities: DH, Outreach, and Data Advocacy.”Read more