It’s my 33rd birthday! Sounds like a silly milestone or number to celebrate but not to an addict. A month after my 29th birthday I started to think about taking my own life. The addiction cycle had come full circle and it was either going to kill me or perhaps I’d beat it to it. I knew my body was…
Remember the days you wished for the love you have today? When I look back at my dating history and thinking what love is, I cringe. Yes, I cringe. I cringe at the types of guys I dated but most importantly, I cringe at my own behaviour. I carried with me this scary need for control and validation, I was…
Three years sober. Six years ago if you told me that I’d be writing those three words together, I never would have believed you. I’m 32 now and I’m confident that if I never chose to get sober, I wouldn’t live past my 35th birthday. Being sober saved my life. Sobriety gave my purpose and a newfound love for a living.…
I’ve had an interesting 14 months in sobriety. When I think back to 12 months ago and how difficult the first 6 months were, I give myself a big pat on the back for sticking through with the program. Addiction recovery wasn’t an easy thing for me to combat, I was constantly bombarded with my demons and poison each time I stepped out of my flat. There were days I truly thought I’d never get through.
Each year on my birthday I’d blow out my candles and wish for love.
The universe has a funny way of making wishes come true because seven months later I entered alcohol addiction recovery and started to fall in the deepest and greatest love of all, the love with my own self.
You see, prior to sobriety I was drinking daily. I didn’t know how to sit at a table and simply drink a glass of orange juice, it always had to have something in it like vodka, make it a double too. Back then I was an expensive date, now I’m a very cheap one.
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