Episodes of The Sport Clips Haircuts Hall of Fame Podcast - Survive and Advance with Colleen Foster

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This podcast interview is with Colleen Foster, a Stylist at MN120. This episode is the next in our "Survive and Advance" series. Throughout the series, we have been holding conversations with survivors of addiction, illness and other life challenges. In this episode, Colleen tells us how alcoholism tried to destroy her life and how she is doing in her recovery. Are you or a loved one looking for help with your addiction? Please visit NA or AA for more details today.

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Episode Air Date Guest Name Guest Title Topic(s)
January 25, 2019 Colleen Foster Stylist Overcome alcoholism and suicidal thoughts.

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Chad Jordan: Hey, everybody this is Chad Jordan from the Sport Clips marketing department and this is another edition of our Hall of Fame podcast. These are some of my favorite episodes that we do, it's a survive and advance series, and I love getting to interview survivors. Especially team members that have overcome significant challenges in his or her life, and that certainly describes my guest today. Why don't I have her introduce herself to us.

Colleen Foster: Hi, I'm Colleen Foster, I'm a Minnesota native, and I work at the Sport Clips in Shoreview.

Chad Jordan: Are we going to pick up that you're a Minnesota native, is that going to come through here while we're?

Colleen Foster: Maybe.

Chad Jordan: I think so. I might even ... I've been here full 24, 36 hours at this point, so I might start talking funny like you guys as well. But we wanted to have you on this episode because you are a survivor, and first of all let's get into some of the Sport Clips basics. How long have you been with Sport Clips?

Colleen Foster: I've been at Sport Clips for just over a year.

Chad Jordan: How long have you been a stylist?

Colleen Foster: Been a stylist for nine years.

Chad Jordan: All right, and so you've been at the same store the whole time?

Colleen Foster: For the year [crosstalk]-

Chad Jordan: For the year you've been here. You're on this episode as a survivor of what?

Colleen Foster: I am a recovering alcoholic.

Chad Jordan: All right, and how long have you been sober?

Colleen Foster: I am coming up on 10 months.

Chad Jordan: 10 months, so the year of mark is that March or April?

Colleen Foster: March.

Chad Jordan: All right, great. What kind of celebration is the store going to do? Is there something behind the scenes, do you know it yet, when that year hits?

Colleen Foster: No, it's honestly I haven't even thought about it, because it's kind of unreal to me.

Chad Jordan: I'll make sure to sync up with your manager [Judy], and we'll have Mountain Dew on tap for everybody, we're going to, it's going to be an amazing. Take me through your struggle when you knew you had a problem, can you walk me through before recovery happened, where was rock bottom? How did you know you hit it? Those kinds of stuff, just give me, tell me a little bit about your story if you don't mind.

Colleen Foster: Growing up I have always had a pretty serious anxiety depression issue, and out of beauty school, I really wanted to kind of put myself to there and be able to kind of get noticed and have fun. I started going to parties and hanging out with my friends more and alcohol was always involved and that was the one thing that made me confident.

Chad Jordan: Are you an introvert at heart?

Colleen Foster: Yes, like crazy very much so. I'd rather stay at home all weekend, just laying in bed with my cats if I could. Drinking really took away all those worries and anxiety, and I was able to talk to people and laugh and just have fun. I started finding myself looking for things to do every single weekend, because it was so fun and people liked talking to me so, and alcohol always had to be involved. Then I started noticing, it was actually within a year of me first starting to drink.

Chad Jordan: How old were you at the time? When is this taking place?

Colleen Foster: About 20 years old when I first started to have a drink and for everyone around me that was actually considered kind of old start.

Chad Jordan: Which is crazy.

Colleen Foster: Yeah.

Chad Jordan: 21 is the legal age, most of the U.S.

Colleen Foster: It's funny because even when I was a teenager I was terrified of alcohol, just seeing what it could do to everybody.

Chad Jordan: Are there any ... let me ask this question, are there any addicts, alcoholics in your family?

Colleen Foster: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Okay, and you don't have to tell me how I just want to know if it was something that you were already exposed to.

Colleen Foster: Very close my dad, and so that's actually kind of I think one of my triggers kind of [crosstalk]-

Chad Jordan: Did that play a role into you wanting to stay away from it for so long?

Colleen Foster: It did.

Chad Jordan: Was the fact that you didn't want to become that-

Colleen Foster: For sure-

Chad Jordan: You knew the damage that it could cause-

Colleen Foster: Yes, exactly. Eventually I started noticing it was getting more and more often.

Chad Jordan: You are now looking for parties?

Colleen Foster: Yes.

Chad Jordan: To feed ... used to be you looked for alcohol to feed your social life, now you're looking for a social life to feed kind of what you're looking for in the alcohol-

Colleen Foster: Right, looking for any reason that would be okay for me to have alcohol. From there ... it wasn't a big deal to me, I was just kind of noted in my head, "I'm kind of drinking a lot more, it's", but I kept chalking it up to, I'm 20 and 21, this is normal-

Chad Jordan: Right, sowing my wild oats.

Colleen Foster: Yeah, this is normal. Actually a few years went by and just kept up with the steady, every weekend going out and partying. Then when I noticed it was a problem was when I started sneaking alcohol to work with me.

Chad Jordan: You're a stylist somewhere else at that time, and now you're lying to yourself right?

Colleen Foster: Right.

Chad Jordan: Like, "No, I don't have a problem and nobody knows it that I'm doing this, and I'm not dealing with sharp instruments on a daily basis." Right, so you got that going on, and so that's what, that's for you to like, "Wait a minute, I'm down the slippery slope, and I don't know if I can stop", or you're still fooling yourself?

Colleen Foster: Still thinking-

Chad Jordan: "I got it under control."

Colleen Foster: Yeah, "It's okay, I still have this under control. I can stop whenever I want to", and I just remember when I'd be at work and I would be drinking at work, just having that thought in my head like, "Oh, my God this is actually turning into a problem." Just kind of pushing it, that thought aside and just, "I'm going to ignore it, I'm just going to drink more", because of it.

Chad Jordan: You're chasing the anxiety and the fear with more alcohol.

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm. Alcohol cured everything for me and the main thing was my anxiety, it just calmed me down, made me feel better.

Chad Jordan: Because most ... can you help me out here, most stylists and probably ones listening to this are extroverts by nature, that's almost in the job description usually right? You're talking to clients every day and a lot of new clients, and so you've got that initial barrier that you could either, if you're introvert, but if you're an extrovert you break though it. It is fun, it's a good challenge, and so are you kind of rationalizing, "Hey, this is going to help me be a better worker."

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: "Because, okay, I'll be more outgoing now."

Colleen Foster: Of course-

Chad Jordan: "I get bigger tips, so this is good for the bottom line."

Colleen Foster: Yep. That's, and one thing I also noticed was clients, they like to reminisce about drinking too, and so it was just kind of something everybody had in common. It became just something to be almost proud of that I drink.

Chad Jordan: Do your coworkers wherever you were, did they know? Were you sneaking it? Were you blatant about it? [inaudible].

Colleen Foster: My coworkers, they definitely knew that I was a party person, and there's just my one really good friend. We actually became really close, and we would drink together.

Chad Jordan: At work?

Colleen Foster: At work.

Chad Jordan: Are you even covering it up, putting it in a different bottle or a mug or something?

Colleen Foster: Yes, we did-

Chad Jordan: Or are you just popping it open and, okay.

Colleen Foster: No, we definitely we're still hiding it.

Chad Jordan: Which is a sign-

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: That there's really an issue, if you got to cover it up, that's probably something you shouldn't be doing. That's a great lesson for those listening right now. How long did you get away with that? How long?

Colleen Foster: I was doing that for a good ... I'd say drinking at work was like a good year, and eventually-

Chad Jordan: Had you noticed any difference in, or is it still the benefits were outweighing the damage?

Colleen Foster: I started feeling like crap every day, I became very very irritable, everybody was-

Chad Jordan: When you're down, when you're not buzzed essentially?

Colleen Foster: Yeah, mm-hmm. Nobody liked working with me anymore because when I wasn't drinking, I was just a pain to be around, everything was just irritating. Nobody liked me at work-

Chad Jordan: It altered your personality?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm, for sure and only the time I was happy was when I was drinking, and it wasn't just-

Chad Jordan: The only time other people were happy around you was when you were drinking right?

Colleen Foster: Right-

Chad Jordan: Because that-

Colleen Foster: That's the only time I'd be nice-

Chad Jordan: Took the edge off.

Colleen Foster: I was just absolutely unbearable if I wasn't drinking, so drinking became literally almost constant after that.

Chad Jordan: Are you driving home, what's going on here?

Colleen Foster: Not at this point, that didn't happen for a couple of more years. It's when I moved back home, I was in a relationship at the time when I was drinking at work and stuff, and that ultimately ended and I'm fairly certain that drinking had a big deal. Wasn't really ever-

Chad Jordan: Was the person not a drinker or they just weren't hanging as much-

Colleen Foster: They were but-

Chad Jordan: They weren't doing as much as you were?

Colleen Foster: I was just over the top with it, it just definitely played a big part in it with the whole my attitude coming home and just being so negative all the time. I was literally blowing off special events just to stay home and drink.

Chad Jordan: Which is the irony right?

Colleen Foster: Right.

Chad Jordan: You used to drink to be social, and now you're avoiding social activities to stay home by yourself and drink. What a liar alcoholism is right. Your relationship's over, you move back home with your folks or your mom or whatever, and are you still working at the same place or have you gotten ... what's going on in your work life?

Colleen Foster: By this time I had quit my job because they started to catch on that something was going on, and I didn't like them calling me out on it, so I said, "I don't need you guys, so I'm going to quit." Because-

Chad Jordan: "I don't have to take this."

Colleen Foster: Yeah, I thought I was just the bigger person in every way, and I was like, "No, I don't need to take this from you guys." I quit and of course I found another job at a different salon, and when I moved back home I was at a different salon by home, and wasn't really quite feeling that one either. They just caught on right away that, "There's something up with her", so once again, quit that one.
I don't know how many salons I've hoped around to within my past nine years, it's just, I can't even count. I finally found a salon ... I'm trying to think now, being alcoholic, all these kind of like blurs together for me. I don't really know my timeline too well but I'm at a salon, I go with my friends that they're working at, and they know I'm a drinker. They're like, "No, come on board, it's going to be fine, we'll take care of you, we'll watch you."

Chad Jordan: Cover your back.

Colleen Foster: Yeah, "We'll let you know if you're getting out of control." Eventually that starts happening, I had been hanging out with my one really good friend at the time, and were inseparable, and that's all we want to do was drink. That's literally all we would do, we'd wake up, we'd go to work ... she's a stylist too, we would come home immediately, "Where are we drinking? What are we doing? Let's get as much liquor as we can, and"-

Chad Jordan: Are you working the next day?

Colleen Foster: Yep.

Chad Jordan: Oh, my word.

Colleen Foster: That's when I, that was another easy way to tell, I didn't care if I had to work or anything. I was just like, "No, I don't care, I'm drinking."
I would be drinking all day at that job too, eventually it gets to the point where my family at home is getting absolutely irritated with me.

Chad Jordan: Was there a level of concern there as well that, she might be too far gone at this point?

Colleen Foster: Yes, and so I actually-

Chad Jordan: How do you know they're irritated? Are there fights, are there silent treatments, what's?

Colleen Foster: They definitely ... my brother and my mom, they noticed a change in my personality, I got very snarky with them and I would just ... I used to just to be such like a nice shy, quiet kid, now they noticed I was becoming to get very loud with them and-

Chad Jordan: You're giving it back to them, you're not taking it anymore-

Colleen Foster: Yes, just always had an attitude with them for some reason and they spoke up and they're like, "This isn't like you, what is going on?"

Chad Jordan: Is it a full on intervention or they sit you down?

Colleen Foster: No-

Chad Jordan: Or it's like in the moment they're confronting you and saying, "Hey, you got to knock this off, [crosstalk]-"

Colleen Foster: In the moment for sure and that would piss me off, so I would just blow them off and I would put those things in the back of my mind. I heard what they were saying, but I didn't really act much on them. Eventually the guilt started building up from that, and I-

Chad Jordan: The guilt and a broken relationship with your family?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm. I didn't like that I was making them feel bad and just, I used to be so close with them. Eventually I bring up to them that I want to go to treatment, and they were fully 100 percent supportive and they would do anything that I need them to do.

Chad Jordan: Had you already kind of sought out some treatment, places that you'd-

Colleen Foster: Not yet.

Chad Jordan: You just floated it and you were kind of tasting the water to see if they would respond and say, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, you need to do that." Or if they're like "Come on, it's really not that bad, but."

Colleen Foster: Right, exactly, and so it was very quickly after that, I want to say even the next day, I was online and looking around for different places, and I found a place literally that a couple of blocks from my house.
Outpatient treatment so I could still work, so it was perfect. Enrolled in there, got in there within a couple of weeks, and I was off on my journey to start sobriety. That was the first time I had ever tried to stop drinking, and thankfully at this time my really good friend she went to treatment as well-

Chad Jordan: The other one that was struggling too?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm, so-

Chad Jordan: The same place that you went to or?

Colleen Foster: Not the same place, no.

Chad Jordan: But it was an accountability partner almost checking in with you and?

Colleen Foster: Right, it was this new exciting chapter of our lives, we're like, "Oh, my God, we can get sober now." Then so we had something still that we had in common that we'd still hang out and talk about. We were kind of-

Chad Jordan: There it is talk about, I see, I knew I'd catch on, but okay.

Colleen Foster: We were still able to hang out everyday that was our thing, was we were so afraid to lose each other, because we were best friends and that was one of our big ... my big concern of-

Chad Jordan: That if you stopped drinking-

Colleen Foster: I couldn't see her anymore, that was my big thing and-

Chad Jordan: But you both decided to get mutually strong and be there for each other and friendship can just be different [crosstalk].

Colleen Foster: Right, so eventually the treatment program that I was in, it was a outpatient program and it was ... they usually last around three months, like 90 days. I ended up being in that program for a good eight to nine months, because I relapsed.

Chad Jordan: While within the first three months you did or you went back after that initial?

Colleen Foster: No, within the first three months. I actually relapsed within my second week of being there, and the first thing I had learned about being in the sobriety, is just being really true to yourself. To me it's just in general it's hard for me to lie to anybody, and so just knowing that I had a drink and I was in a program, I couldn't hide the fact that I drink. I admitted to everybody around me, "Yeah, I drink, I slipped up."

Chad Jordan: Was it one drink or it was you partied?

Colleen Foster: It was a night of drinking.

Chad Jordan: Okay.

Colleen Foster: It was a night, because alcoholics, we can't have one drink.

Chad Jordan: Exactly, and I'm not an alcoholic, and there're people listening that aren't, and I just wanted to draw the line, what it means when ... a relapse isn't just, "Yeah, we'll go out being social, we'll have a beer with our tacos", that's not what's happening.

Colleen Foster: We wake up feeling really bad the next day.

Chad Jordan: Describe it, do you mean bad like a headache, a hangover, or do you mean bad like emotionally? "Dang I failed."

Colleen Foster: Both, especially when you're already in a program for me, that feeling after a relapse, it's absolutely detrimental to me. "I failed, I suck at this", like just "I let everybody down", and physically it ... withdrawals, shaking, headache, sick.

Chad Jordan: Which that first week is hell right?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm. Right-

Chad Jordan: When you're in recovery and here you're going, "I got to do this all over again."

Colleen Foster: Right, and so It's that whole, "Okay, well now", I thought that was my rock bottom, because it happened, I don't even remember how many relapses I've had since I've started treatment. I actually ended up finishing that program, at the time I had never gotten past, I want to say six months sober, I would always relapse within some point in that time.
Eventually it got to the point where, "Okay, I've relapsed so many times", I just gave up, so I just steadily was drinking again. By this time, I was still surprisingly employed, they were not very happy with me, but thankfully, I had really good friends that I worked with.

Chad Jordan: Speaking of friends, what about your best friend, what's going on with her?

Colleen Foster: We're trying to keep our distance, because we're trying to better ourselves.

Chad Jordan: But was she relapsing while you were?

Colleen Foster: Yes, and to this day I love that girl so much and miss her so much, but I know it's unhealthy for us to be together.

Chad Jordan: There's some mutual co dependency stuff going on that.

Colleen Foster: Yes, so just for safety, I keep my distance. I've got my other friends that are totally supportive of my sobriety, and they would do anything for me, they've literally come to meetings with me and sat by me ,and literally held my hand. That's meant the world to me, but still, there's still something I wasn't getting, and so I have been trying for a good ... I want to say five years now to get sober, and I'm finally at my longest so far, [crosstalk]-

Chad Jordan: Everyday is a new record.

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm, yes.

Chad Jordan: What finally tipped it in your favor? What tipped the scales to you being like, "I got this, I'm going to crush it."

Colleen Foster: Well, I had a really bad relapse back in March 2018, it was definitely due to my depression and anxiety. I was just feeling very overwhelmed with work and, I mean, I love going to work, I work with some amazing people. It just, I'm just one of those people that I take on everybody's energy, and it's just so exhausting to me that I needed something to just calm me down. So I drink.
I had been drinking just little bits, like I would have a little sip here and there for the past week or so, and so I felt it coming on to a bigger relapse. This got to the point where I went to the liquor store, I stocked up, I waited for everyone to go to bed that night, I turned on some music like I normally do and just drinking by myself, and just having a really good time. Then all of a sudden this switch gets flipped, and I am just in this terrible mood, terribly depressed.

Chad Jordan: Just like this manic depression-

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: Kind of thing going on with the ... you started off really high and now you're really low.

Colleen Foster: I don't even know what it was but something was triggered, and all downhill from there. I wanted to go see my father who is an alcoholic and he leaves like 20 minutes from me. I'm already very intoxicated-

Chad Jordan: Hammered-

Colleen Foster: I get in my car and I drive, and no care in the world, I don't know how I got away with that. He ends up ... it's like 4:00 in the morning, of course nobody's awake-

Chad Jordan: You make it safely, somehow?

Colleen Foster: I made it, I still till this day I don't know how. I end up like, "You know what, fine, I don't have anywhere else to go, so I'm just going to drive around." Well, I ended up getting to this one church slash school that I went to when I was a really little kid, and I was like, "Oh, I recognize this place, I'm just going to stop here." I pulled in their parking lot and I just continue to drink in my car-

Chad Jordan: You had with you, okay I didn't catch that-

Colleen Foster: Yep, I brought it all with, brought it all with. I continued to just drink and I'm getting ... I don't know if I passed out at some point, but eventually it's around like 10:00 AM in the morning, and school has started.

Chad Jordan: It's a school day, oh wow.

Colleen Foster: Yep, and I just remember somebody coming to my door and asking me my name. It ends up being the principal of the school.

Chad Jordan: Was it, had it been the same principal when you were there as a kid?

Colleen Foster: No, and so I remember asking his name and I told him I need help. I'm an alcoholic and I've obviously relapsed and I need help, because I have in the past been suicidal while I've been drinking-

Chad Jordan: That's the lows we were just talking about where you come down and there's such momentum coming down from the high, like a snowball rolling downhill that when you get low, there's so much speed going [crosstalk] that you just-

Colleen Foster: Right, it's just, "I can't handle it anymore"-

Chad Jordan: Right, your minds like, "No, I'm done."

Colleen Foster: I'm kind of prepared for that to happen again, and so I tell them I need help, they call an ambulance for me. I knew I was kind of in a safe zone there and I look over I stop, little bit of my bottle left, and I had a huge gallon of vodka. I turn around and finish it all.

Chad Jordan: Before the ambulance gets there?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm, and that's the last thing I remember was talking to that principal, and I woke up a good day later in ICU with a tube down my throat-

Chad Jordan: Oh my, they had pumped your stomach and all that or?

Colleen Foster: I don't ... yeah, they said I was unresponsive, I wasn't breathing on my own-

Chad Jordan: How scary-

Colleen Foster: I literally was that close to dying.

Chad Jordan: Had you not reached out, and just did that on your own, who knows, right. If the ambulance hadn't been on the way already or, scary.

Colleen Foster: Right, so the thing that really really moved me was when I woke up, and I was able to talk after they took my tube and stuff out, and I said, "Can somebody call my mom and let her know." They were like, "Well she's been here ever since you've been here", I'm just like, "How long have I been here?" They're like, "You've been here for a good day and a half, you've been sedated, your mom's been here the whole time, holding your hand."
Just knowing that my mom had to witness me like that, it just absolutely broke my heart, and I don't ever want to feel that again. That was my rock bottom.

Chad Jordan: Do you have any kids?

Colleen Foster: No.

Chad Jordan: Your mom will always be there for you and the way she feels about you is indescribable. I can say that as a parent myself, that until I had kids, I didn't know how much my own parents loved me right. But so that was your last relapse slash beginning-

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: Of your recovery that you're now 10 months into?

Colleen Foster: Mm-hmm.

Chad Jordan: Shout outs to all the moms and dads out there that [crosstalk] for their kids trying to fight trough addiction, it does get better. Tell me, I know you actually got to go to work here and all of that-

Colleen Foster: I know-

Chad Jordan: But I love your story. When did ... were you at Sport Clips during this time or did you come after?

Colleen Foster: I was, yes-

Chad Jordan: Okay, so you had probably just started a couple of months earlier at Sport Clips, Bob and [Marlaw Chelberg] are your team leaders-

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: Judy Green is your ... what's the store number?

Colleen Foster: 120.

Chad Jordan: 120, MN120, and they took a chance on you right?

Colleen Foster: They did, yes-

Chad Jordan: Can you tell me a little bit about just the team leader relationship and what you've seen from ... these are not your typical salon owners, they care, really they truly do care for their team members and obviously for you. Can you just quickly or whatever, tell me a little bit about that relationship, that dynamic.

Colleen Foster: I know especially with my manager, she was very like, "Take your time, I want you to get better, we want you back." It was never like, "You're fired", it was always, "Are you okay?" Is what they would always ask me first. Then they actually ended up giving me a good week off to just recover from everything and-

Chad Jordan: That's some traumatic stuff-

Colleen Foster: Yeah, and-

Chad Jordan: Now you're back in an outpatient, did you, when you recovered and came out of the hospital, do you go back to rehab?

Colleen Foster: I didn't actually.

Chad Jordan: Okay, because you-

Colleen Foster: I've been doing this on my own just through AA. But-

Chad Jordan: You have a sponsor?

Colleen Foster: Yep, I do. But Bob, he actually came into the salon and sat me down and was like, "I want to do whatever I can to help you, you just let me know." Just having him personally come in and sit down with me, meant so much to me knowing that he cared about me was amazing. That's another thing that why I keep going, it's like, "I can't let these people down."

Chad Jordan: Well one thing I love about team leaders is when they ... especially when they're parents themselves and they treat their stylists like either daughters or if there's any sons are out there. It sounds like a little bit what Bod and Marlaw are doing with you.
Another thing I love about doing this podcast is, well once we air this your story is out there and it's another level of accountability-

Colleen Foster: For sure-

Chad Jordan: People are listening, getting inspired by your story, and you got, now you got a reputation to uphold right?

Colleen Foster: Of course.

Chad Jordan: That's yet another area of momentum for you, and I'm always in awe that people that have suffered either from drug addiction or alcoholics, they get to a point where they recognize, "Hey, I might have another high in me, I can go" ... you've relapsed, and, "I don't know that I have another recovery in me." It sounds like you're on a recovery trajectory that's going to take you for the rest of your life, so super proud of you.
You are a survivor and an advancer, and you're a perfect person for why we do this series of the podcast, so from all of us at Sport Clips, super proud of you.

Colleen Foster: Thank you.

Chad Jordan: Can I ask you 10 light hearted questions now that you've laid all these heavy on me-

Colleen Foster: Yes-

Chad Jordan: I need to end this thing with something light and fun. These questions, I won't ask follow ups, whatever you answer, I'm going to leave with, okay?

Colleen Foster: Okay.

Chad Jordan: Number one, which super power would you most like to have?

Colleen Foster: I've always just wanted to fly, I don't know what it is.

Chad Jordan: Superwoman, you're doing it. Number two, what is your personal motto?

Colleen Foster: Oh man, I tell myself quite a few different things each day, but the one that I got to live by good old AA, one day at a time.

Chad Jordan: One day at a time, that's great, and a great show. Number three, other than where you live now, where else in the world would you most like to live?

Colleen Foster: I'm from Minnesota born and raised, I absolutely hate snow and cold-

Chad Jordan: Oops-

Colleen Foster: Absolutely hate it, so anywhere warm.

Chad Jordan: Anywhere, all right well I'm going to Santa Barbara tomorrow so if you want I'll put you in my suitcase, take you to. Number four, who is a celebrity you'd most like to meet one day?

Colleen Foster: I have the biggest celebrity crush on Vin Diesel.

Chad Jordan: Vin Diesel, okay Fast and Furious, all those all right. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Colleen Foster: I don't know-

Chad Jordan: Maybe catch phrase or something, your team's like, "Oh, come on, not again."

Colleen Foster: I'm very, I have a potty mouth, so I don't know-

Chad Jordan: Okay, all right then bleep, okay we edited out what ones she overuses. Number six, what sound or noise do you love?

Colleen Foster: Do I love. When I'm at home with my kitties and they're purring.

Chad Jordan: Yes, what are your kitties names? Shout out to your kitties.

Colleen Foster: [Frankie] and [Charlie].

Chad Jordan: What sound or noise do you hate?

Colleen Foster: My alarm clock.

Chad Jordan: Alarm clock, I thought it was going to be like the snow shovel or the snowplow or whatever, just scrapping against-

Colleen Foster: That's, oh, God, that's equally.

Chad Jordan: What profession other than your own would you have been good at or at least have wanted to try?

Colleen Foster: I've always wanted to try like a chef, cooking.

Chad Jordan: All right.

Colleen Foster: So far I'm terrible at it.

Chad Jordan: You know, I was going to say, if you need to practice on some people, I like comfort food myself. What do you consider, number nine, what do you consider your greatest achievement?

Colleen Foster: My sobriety.

Chad Jordan: Okay, 10 months of sobriety?

Colleen Foster: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Again, do we know the date in March?

Colleen Foster: March 28th.

Chad Jordan: March 28th.

Colleen Foster: Yes.

Chad Jordan: Okay, so near the end of the month, we're going to have a celebration. If heaven indeed exists ... last question, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Colleen Foster: You did good kid.

Chad Jordan: You did good kid, hey I'm telling you before you get to heaven, you're doing good-

Colleen Foster: Thank you-

Chad Jordan: You're doing good, and you're doing well, super proud of you and all of the over comers that could be listening to this and that are part of the Sport Clips family and that are overcoming addiction in one way, shape or form. We appreciate you and value you, and thank you for representing them today Colleen.

Colleen Foster: Thank you.

Chad Jordan: All right, thanks everybody, I hope you tune in for the next episode, goodbye.