Step 3 – What it was like for me

Alright, listen up, chico, ’cause the Third step, it’s like taking a leap of faith, you know? It’s about turning your will and your life over to the care of a higher power, trusting that there’s a plan for you, even if you can’t see it yet.

For me, it was like saying, ‘Alright, I’ve tried to run the show on my own, and look where it got me.’ I had to admit that I couldn’t do this alone, that I needed help, that I needed something greater than myself to guide me.

It was scary, chico, letting go of that control, but it was also liberating. It was like taking off a heavy backpack and realizing I could walk a little taller without it. It was like saying, ‘Alright, I’m handing this over to you, now show me the way.’

And you know what, chico? Once I did that, once I turned my will and my life over to the care of a higher power, it was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. It was like finally finding some peace in the midst of all the chaos.

So yeah, that’s how I worked my Third step, chico, by turning my will and my life over to the care of a higher power, and trusting that there’s a plan for me, even if I can’t see it yet. And let me tell you, it was the first step toward finding true freedom, true peace.


Maria is a resilient young mother living in Santa Fe, Northern New Mexico, who has faced numerous challenges in her life. Despite dropping out of high school after becoming pregnant, she is determined to create a better future for herself and her two children.

Working as a housekeeper at a local hotel, Maria has struggled with drug addiction but has recently found strength in her journey to sobriety, motivated by a desire to provide a safe and loving environment for her family. With her fiery spirit, fierce love for her children, and unwavering determination, Maria embodies the resilience and strength of the Northern New Mexico community as she navigates the ups and downs of life with courage and grace.