Story Submissions WANTED!

Each week I am going to be posting an inspirational story from someone who has battled, and overcome adversity. You were all so moved by my story, so imagine what a VILLAGE of us sharing our truths can do!

Drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling, hoarding, self-harm, co-dependency, abuse, violence, whatever it is you have survived, I want to hear about it and share with others who feel hopeless in similar situation.

To have your story considered, see submission guidelines below:

1) Tell me your story of overcoming adversity. I want to know: a) What was life like in during that time, what were the feelings and emotions associated with your situation. b) What event made you decide to change the situation for the better/ Why did you decide to change? c) How did you do it? Tell me about that experience. And d) what is your life like now? What amazing things have happened since?

2) Please keep it to around 2,000 words. I will be editing for grammar and punctuation, but please try your best to make the submission as neat as possible because I am not great at either of those myself.

3) Keep in mind the story will be online for anyone and everyone to read. If you do not feel comfortable putting your face and story out there, then please do not submit a story.

4) Attach a before picture (during the time of struggle), and a present day photo. (No children.)

5) Please use fake names if you are referring to others.

6) Somewhere in the email, please state: ” I _______, give Tiffany permission to use my story and photos on her blog series “Recovering Beautifully”, as well as her book.”

7) I have no idea when and if your story will be chosen to be published, so please refrain from emailing me asking once you’ve submitted. I will email you if it is chosen, and then give you a heads up when it will be live on the site.

Submit your stories via email to recoveringbeautifully@yahoo.com (Stories only, any other mail sent to this email address will not be read. For all other please email jugglingthejenkins@gmail.com.

I’M SO FREAKING EXCITED!

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77 Comments on “Story Submissions WANTED!

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  4. I was addicted to pain pills and heroin. I now take methadone at a clinic but I would love to tell my story if possible?

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  5. Raped abused molested over and over since I was 5 ..Raised my baby brother best as I could … Mom was an addict.. after I went through all of that in Miami me facing 7 yrs in federal prison for being arrested w my step father/father of my 1st born..42 yrs w out a mom..I got her the help she needed to live drug free..my story according to Anne Rice needs to be told and its WAY TOO much to write contact me if your interested in hearing the story that makes the movie “Precious” look like a fairy tale except for the AIDS part. Let me know.

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      • Yes, exactly! No one else’s story is more ‘horrific’ than the next. We all have our ‘own’ very unique stories to tell.. I cannot wait to share mine! #love.. #hope.. #happiness.. #RECOVERY!💯

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  6. Absolutely love that you are doing this! We must end the stigma attached to addiction and help one another by sharing our stories to encourage those who are still struggling to keep fighting!

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  7. So proud of you! You have turned out to be a strong, healthy blessed woman. I am 70 and just now successfully dealing with ongoing anxiety and depression. On pills.😕
    It’s helped me to hear your struggles and wanting to sleep all day, etc.
    I now rest w/o guilt more, so thank you for all you do. You are a true warrior and blessing.
    Ruth

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  8. My name is mexico i have struggled with drug addiction for 23 years been with for 17 she never left my side and never put me down for it ife been clean for 3 years in August turn myself and my marriage over to god we pray every night together i work a 20 and 10 schedule and have never been so happier thanks for your time love all your post

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  9. Do you have to do a before and after picture? I would love to share my story but for saftey reasons cannot have my picture posted.

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  10. Thank U Tiffany for the years of life after addiction blogging & sharing your experience, strength & hope. I’d love to share my story however, I’m still going through my 4th step & am 2 yrs clean after 20+ years of using & abusing. Single now after 17yrs with the father of my children who live with their dad in a different state while I attempt to gain more in life than just some clean time. One day I may slow down long enough to type a 2000 word email of my own story to be told to others on my smart phone, for now keep doing what your doing THANK U FOR YOUR HONESTY OPEN-MINDEDNESS & WILLINGNESS

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  11. Hello my name is Sarah and I am 10 years recovering addict and I would love to share hope in my story. Thank you Miss Jenkins.

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  12. I definitely want to share my story not real sure if I’ll have any bad pics from when I was my worse just due to losing all our stuff on 2 different occasions within a yr. Of each other and a lot of the things I lost were my baby Books for my kids and my pictures it was awful I’m crying just writing it blah. I too am actually in a clinic as well it’s a subutex clinic but I’ve been going for 4 yrs now I’m proud of myself but not at the same time this is something I’ve wanted to ask you about as well. Well I’ll quit rambling hopefully I can work up the courage to share my story cuz it’ll be my anxiety and depression that will make me second guess writing this lol. I love you girl and love everything you are doing

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  13. My life story isn’t cloaked in drugs and booze. Well I take that back both my parents were alcoholics, and my step dad abused me from 12 to 19 sexually. There is a lot more and I’m not totally out of the woods, because I’m going through a divorce and I’m scared about what will happened next. I’m a mother of two. And I’m an Indy Author. My sister Brandi showed me your videos on Facebook and since then I’ve been hooked. You are amazing. And I want you to know I appreciate what you do and what you stand for. I don’t know if this would be a place for my story as I’m not an addict, but I know about heartache and hardship. Love you and keep doing you!

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    • Tiffany,
      I just want to say thank you!!!! We need more people like you!!!! Thank you for sharing your story, and giving people who are addicts and struggling hope!!!! I absolutely love your videos!!!! They are hilarious. Lol. You have no idea how much you have impacted people’s lives! Thank you for being you! I know there have been times when I’ve had bad days and I have watched your videos via Facebook or YouTube and you always make me laugh!!! They say that laughter is the best medicine, so thank you from the bottom of my heart! Keep up the good work.

      Sincerely,
      Justin Josey

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  15. I love this! I love that you built your testimony and now living it!
    I am surviving the death of my 22 year old daughter. I am “anxiety/grief/pain!” The other day when you posted that you couldn’t go live my heart was broken for you but I have to tell you that I get it! Today I woke up from a night of nightmares and a morning filled with anxiety…I didn’t want to do this thing today. When I have all the things to do but they just have to wait because I have to make sure I am okay….it is really all I can do. I can tell stories of things I have overcome but truly the largest hurdle in my life has been continuing on and being boldly broken about my anxiety/depression/pain/grief. Sometimes life is just bigger than me and that is when I have to remember that it is okay to just pause.
    Thank you for being so open!!
    Stacey

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