The inspiration for “Overwhelmed” came to me in my second week of treatment. I was asked to create an autobiographical painting of my life at the time. I had two weeks sober, I hated life, I didn’t want to be sober, I didn’t want to be loaded. I was confused, my life was a mess and my future unknown. I was new in sobriety and although I was grateful, I was questioning whether or not I had the strength to change. Needless to say, I had a lot on my mind, and I was overwhelmed.