My addiction

Alexis Holton

Hello, my name is Alexis Holton and I am an addict.

I am addicted to helping people. I do not remember exactly when I became addicted, but I noticed it about four months ago. I got my first taste of it when I got my first job at Culver’s in February.
One day I took a disabled woman’s order, brought her drink to her table, brought her condiments and her meal. She told me how much she appreciated my assistance and she asked to tip me. We were allowed to accept tips, but I believed that it wasn’t necessary at the moment. I kindly declined her offer and walked away.
A few months passed and I was on this never ending cycle of feeding my addiction. Sadly, I got so used to doing the same thing every day that I needed something stronger. I quit my job at Culver’s and applied at Goodwill. Working there has fed my addiction more and more. So much so that I decided to graduate early to work in a program to become a GoodTemp. GoodTemps help people in the surrounding area with disasters, jobs, and financial stability.
My family believes that this is getting out of control and that I should slow it down a little bit before it takes over my entire life. But, this is who I am now. I have come so far, and it’s not something that I can just quit. When I first experienced the joy of helping others, I had no idea I was going to get this consumed. But, what can you do, right? How I go about this addiction is going to determine my life path from here, but I know what I’m doing and I’ll be alright.