Well, I’m glad I didn’t just delete everything here. I’d be regretting it right about now.
A very good friend in recovery made a passing comment about how much I’ve changed – especially in the last month. And guess what? She’s right.
It was a massive eye-opener. Recovery is not only possible, it can happen very quickly. So quickly that I forget what it was like.
I think it’s important – for me, anyway – to keep a document of this journey.
Yes, I am primarily focused on other things at the moment; I sense my time out of work and on benefits is coming to a close and I do have to give 100% to my efforts at a new career.
The thing is, I can’t forget about my recovery. Ever.
Without it, there won’t be a new career…hell, there won’t be any career.
My recovery includes taking the time to acknowledge the things I’m grateful for and helping others.
Keeping better track of my journey will certainly help with the former. If it can also help others, even better.
I can’t say I’ll post frequently or regularly, but I sure will try.
Nearly five months sober and already my life is unrecognizable from the one I used to live. How did I do it? I don’t know.
Irritatingly, one day at a time. I say irritatingly because, frankly, I hate AA sayings. But if I’m being honest, they really do help.
So yeah, I’m going to keep going. Maybe write more about non-recovery things, maybe not…who knows. There is more to life than recovery, but there is no life without recovery.
Have a good day x