Everybody used to refer to me as the fun, charismatic, outgoing guy that was always, I guess you could say, the life of the party.
My name is Andrew Lowrey and this is my well-being journey.
I was born and raised in the church. It's always been a part of my life. My parents are very religious and they instilled that faith into me from a very young age. But as I got older I started to, instead of just following what they told me was true, question. The more people couldn't give me answers that I felt were good enough, the further I strayed away from my faith.
Joining the military was kind of a rebellious act for me that I did. As the story goes with many military veterans, I lost a part of myself. I didn't really care for most people. Honestly, I probably hated a lot of people just simply because they were happy. I started to become a person that I didn't recognize. The happy-go-lucky guy started to disappear and he was replaced with an angry individual with a very short temper. I started to push away everyone, everything I knew, the things that made me happy, including my wife and my children.
For a long time, I didn't realize anything was even wrong. It was just normal. I kind of maybe started to question it. And then things got so bad with myself and the thought of getting divorced had come across and losing my wife and kids. When that came to light it kind of made me rethink how I spent the last three to five years of my life. And I guess you could kind of say that was my rock bottom. And that's kind of when my miracle happened. God, the power that I had followed as the child and teenager with that faith kind of, I say it almost felt like he physically reached down and just slapped me across the face and said, "Wake up."
So then we started going to church, and the first time there I met the lead pastor of the church that we went to. I started having meetings with him. I started getting myself on the right path with some direction from him and some help.
A friend of mine called me and she was like, "Hey, I spoke to this guy. He has this job opportunity with insurance sales with a company called Humana. You know, I want you to talk to him, because I think you'd be a good fit for the job." Going to the training in Kentucky and seeing what Humana stood for it made me realize that I was where I was meant to be. It felt like home.
The Learning Center has brought some light to some more in-depth analysis of my everyday life. The Working on Well-being, the go/WOW, and Go365, I mean, it’s really helped with the emotional, physical, and spiritual, because even though a lot of the well-being stuff may not be specifically about faith, it kind of feels like it was drawn from it or pulled from it. And you can relate a lot of the emotional and spiritual stuff together. It really helped me out with a lot of the anxieties that I had, especially with being stuck at home with COVID. All of those resources, they've kind of helped me gain back a part of myself. Working for Humana and finding God has shown me how to live again and not just be alive.