Naima

Before coming to Springboard, I struggled with a lot of things, but the main thing I struggled with was anger issues. I would get irritated at first, but then my irritation transformed into seething anger. I would hit, kick, and scream using hateful and foul words. I came to this program because I want to work on myself and be the best version of myself. So far I am learning about how to form friendships, and how to deal with my emotions when the coping skills I’m used to using aren’t available, and I’m learning about how God truly loves me and wants nothing but the best for me. I want God to change my views in life. I want Him to help me decide which people should and should not be in my life. I also want Him to transform me and make me a better person than I am today. I want things to change and I know they will. I want to be able to shape my future by managing my emotions and making healthy decisions.