I have this written on a piece of paper taped to my bathroom mirror.
Yes it is true. I am not my past. I keep up front where I came from and I remind myself of the horrors of active addiction daily.
I DO NOT LIVE THERE ANYMORE .
Now if I said it was a easy task..I would be lying. It can be a like climbing a mountain with no gear some days and other days it’s easy breezy. I think one of the most important lessons I have learned is One Day At A Time. Sometimes it’s One Minute and then again sometimes it’s One Second. One thing is for sure
I DO NOT USE..NO MATTER WHAT.
For me to come into recovery and think that It will be easy. That It’s all roses and potpourri would be a mistake of major proportions. The promise of freedom from active addiction has some requirements. There’s some work that needs to be done in order for me to continue to move forward and not stay stuck living in the past.
But one thing for sure and two things for certain. Recovery Works. There is Hope after Dope and you CAN get your life back After Crack. The main objective for me is to change my attitude and behavior from the way it was in my past and learn a new way to live.
MY PAST IS A NECESSARY PLACE TO VISIT, BUT I NO LONGER LIVE THERE.
Peace and Blessings