Eventually you get to the point where you realize that you CAN go out at three in the morning to get Burger King. You can smoke cigarettes, you can touch the beer in the fridge, and you can eat ice cream for breakfast and scrambled eggs for dinner.
Take what you want from this, it’s your life.
When something humiliating happens, it’s a lot easier to deal with if you can just get on board and laugh at yourself. For example:
4. Dreams are good—act on them.
Wait until she gets home to start watching your shows on the DVR. It’s so much more fun to watch together and not having someone say, “oh watch this part!”
I decided to ask complete strangers for a piece of advice they wished someone had told them right after they graduated — and the result was beautiful.
3. Never leave the house without twenty dollars, mascara, and ChapStick.
You will hear so many amazing ideas and so many new perspectives. Everyone around you has the potential to inspire. Just give them a chance.
When people say, “follow my heart,” I feel a sting of indignation.
A large portion of my time is spent at home because I haven’t really developed any close relationships in sobriety. All of the people I used to pal around with are still actively drinking and/or smoking, and frankly I don’t want to be around that.