Soberocity is a community in which doesn’t just discuss living a life of sobriety, but has individuals involved who have struggled with sobriety themselves. We don’t just encourage our audience to live a sober life, but can connect with them because we have individuals on our team in which have fallen away from sobriety and went through a battle to get it back. In this instance, we would like to introduce to you our Brand Ambassador: Jennifer Gimenez.
Jennifer isn’t just our Brand Ambassador, but a woman who stands proud in her journey to sobriety. We were able to not only get to know her even more, but a chance to dive into her life and share her experiences with sobriety and becoming a part of our community.
Soberocity [S]: When was the day that you decided to get sober and stay sober?
Jennifer [J]: My sobriety date is January 15th, 2006.
S: What does sobriety mean to you?
J: My sobriety is the one thing I stand in truth with. Without my sobriety, I have nothing. Meaning that I have built a foundation that is solid and concrete. I honor and cherish it. Sobriety gave me the life I have today.
S: What do you think is the number one thing that people fighting addiction(s) need to know?
J: The disease of addiction does not discriminate. This life or death. I encourage you to try to get to know the person they are trying to kill before they kill him or her. They might realize that they matter; that they’re story is not done and they are so loved.
S: Do you wish you could change your history with addiction? Why or why not?
J: No, I don’t wish I could change my history with addiction. Drugs and alcohol worked until it didn’t. It helped me survive until it nearly killed me. I am who I am today because I am a survivor and have learned so much through it all.
S: How did you handle the tough, early stages of getting sober?
J: I didn’t know how to handle a thing in early sobriety alone. I’m so grateful for the fellowship in the 12-step program. It was my sponsor and old timers who taught me how to live. To be honest, they still do.
S: Do you ever find yourself fighting to maintain your sobriety?
J: No, I don’t find myself fighting to stay sober; I live a life of recovery. I’ve had a spiritual awakening. Recovery is the most important aspect of my life.
S: What is one of the most rewarding things about being and staying sober?
J: That I get to dream big and live the life I have always dreamed of. That, every day is a new experience and I don’t have to numb my pain; giving back to men and women like me; and being able to spread the message of hope is what it’s all about.
S: Do you think you would’ve gotten sober without a community you could turn to?
J: Absolutely not. I didn’t know how to do this thing called life and the 12-step community taught me how to live life.
S: What’s so important about the Soberocity community?
J: The Soberocity community is a place where I can find like-minded people.
S: How has it been being Soberocity’s Brand Ambassador?
J: Being the Soberocity Brand Ambassador is such an honor and a privilege. I get to carry the message of hope and be part of this great organization.Classifying Soberocity as “a bad ass community”. Jennifer Gimenez has showed us the importance of sobriety and a sober community. The road to sobriety will not be an easy one, and it shouldn’t be one in which is done alone. Connect with our community and see that you don’t have to do the journey alone.