When I became sober, I delved into questions like, “Why am I here…What is my purpose?” After a few books, prayers, and experiences later, I knew my purpose was to tout health and sobriety. I chose this purpose as a personal core value. Right around this time, I met Herren Project. I knew Chris Herren’s story already and got to meet him as well as a large amount of the HP team in Boston in 2017. The incredible energy around the group made me feel like, “Wow, I’ve met my people.” It was also perfect timing. Years later this energy is still going strong. The level of understanding and friendship my wife & I receive from this ‘family’ is such an amazing gift; such a boost of positivity in our lives. I consider interacting with our HP folks integral to our sustained growth and my ongoing recovery. I think it’s necessary to always help (and) remember that we’ve never truly ‘arrived’ at sobriety. That’s not meant as a bummer, but rather to stay excited about continued betterment. We need mentors and to mentor. There’s so much of this ‘giving and receiving spirit’ in HP amongst everyone. So, that’s why I run, write, and talk about Herren Project. I know we help each other be our best.
Scott Waldrop, Wake Forest, NC