Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Sorry it's been a a while, I've been busy with the holidays, and sick kids, and I was in the ER or ED, whatever they call it nowadays. I know I shouldn't make excuses. I need to make time for this. Having courage to do things is amazing. Like staying clean and sober each day. It is an accomplishment! Congrats to everyone on another 24 hours! Something I struggle with is asking for help. This past week I have been in a lot of pain. They ruled out appendicitis, and gallbladder, and other things, but I am still in pain. After Christmas, my house is just a mess, with Christmas presents (not that I'm complaining), but I haven't felt up to putting everything away, and making meals. (The kids are still getting fed) It's a struggle. But asking for help, that's hard to do. I can do it all, why would I ask anyone for help? I am Wonder Woman! It will get done eventually, so I will just let laundry pile up, and dishes, and such. The right thing to do is be humble and ask for help. I should be able to ask for help when I need it, because I do help others when they are in need. That is one thing I have stepped up and started doing again, since I've been sober. I'm glad of that. That's all I have for today! Have a great one! God Bless!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. It took me a long time to realize and understand that I have no control over anyone else and their actions. I only can control my reactions, but in doing so, I can change the situation itself. Let's say someone is trying to get a rise out of me, and unkind words are said to me. I could A) say unkind words back and start a fight and who knows where it would go. or B) think before I speak, and say something unexpectedly nice back to them, and totally change the situation. First off, they were expecting to make me mad and get under my skin and start something. I could do what is hard, but right, and not lash out and say mean words back. I'm not saying I always do this, but I have been trying to bite my tongue more, and not start fights, or continue fights, even thought I may be right. I used to always have get the last word in, always be right, every time. Today, I let more things go. It's not worth it. Fighting and being mad is making me have more gray hair too. :) Well, that's all I have for today. Have a great one. Be kind today!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcholic/addict. I thought it was impossible that I would ever be clean and sober for more than 24 hours. I thought it was impossible that I would ever have a "normal" life again. I really thought it was impossible that I could ever put a year or more together of sobriety. Today I don't even think about it. I just live, and enjoy my life. I bet in the 1400's when Leonardo da Vinci was designing his flying machines, other people were thinking it was impossible. Look at us today, flying airplanes all over the world. We are even flying spaceships to the moon and other planets. Anything is possible, if you put your mind to it. You also have to WANT to do it. You have to work at it, it doesn't just happen. It IS possible, you CAN do it. Whatever it is you want to do, quit drinking, quit using, get a better job, you can do it. But it takes work, but is it well worth it too. :) That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget if you purchase anything from Amazon, please use the link on this page. Thanks again! Merry Christmas! God Bless!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.