Recovery is scary, confusing and lonely. But recovery is created by you. So here’s to defining a “normal state” in terms which are special to you.
Choosing recovery doesn’t necessarily mean you will be cured, or never struggle again, but what it does mean is that you are making the conscious decision to fight. To not be a victim. To walk in the light of life, instead of in the shadows of darkness of death.
Being in recovery in your mid-twenties can be a tremendous hardship.
Learning to live with myself, void of substances, is exhausting.
Although I may not have the chips to show for it, I am currently in my 27th month of recovery.
“I’d never met the right girl until you.”
Our past needs recognition
It needs to be acknowledged
But it doesn’t need to keep defining us.
Wouldn’t it be peachy if recovery from an addiction was linear?
I am reminded of the way it feels to let secrets out into the light that have been sitting heavy in your heart for so many sick and painful years, and how it feels like freedom.