Category Archives: One Day At A Time

Dear Younger Me Not In Recovery

Dear younger me: Don’t be so quick to get into the in crowd. One day you’ll be all by yourself. Don’t ┬ábe so quick to cover up your pain. Pain is a good thing. It means you’re still breathing. Don’t … Continue reading

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Day By Day

Day by day I am faced by the good, the bad, and the ugliness of humanity. No one really knows my struggles. The struggles of recovery in a world filled of addiction is real. No matter which way we turn……there … Continue reading

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Nothing In Life Comes Easy

The following entry was written in 2008 in a notebook I just found…… Nothing in life comes easy. There has to be some pain in life so that you may have compassion for others just like you. This is just … Continue reading

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Made A Decision

Made a decision to not drive myself mentally ill by non recovering individuals. I struggle with depression………Gasp! But don’t we all somehow suffer from depression. Addiction suppresses and depresses our ability to think rationally. The struggle is oh so real. … Continue reading

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Denial Of Pain

When I am in physical pain, I lash out at everyone and anyone in my path of self destruction. Pain has no filter. It just comes out as…….hurt people want to hurt people. I want to scream and yell “Can’t … Continue reading

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Cherished Legacies

Because there is more to this life I have decided to start another blog that is a little different than this one….. Come and join me. https://cherishedlegacies.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/first-blog-post/

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What Does Freedom Mean In Recovery?

After fighting the battle of addiction, recovery means freedom. You are free from the cause of your self destruction. Facing your addiction brings you closer to one of two choices……right and wrong. Countless individuals go about their lives in total … Continue reading

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