Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I can do anything I put my mind to. Don't tell me I can't. I will be an author. I will be a photographer. I will be a great mom. I will be a good wife. I will do anything I want to, to the best of my ability. Don't tell me I can't do it. I'm sure some people laughed when I said I was writing a book, but I kept doing it. It didn't sell a million copies, but if it helped one person, it was worth it. I love taking pictures, and if my photography made one person smile, that makes it worth it. Some people didn't think I could ever get clean and sober, today I am clean and sober. I am happy today. Do something you don't think is possible, you may surprise yourself. :) That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget to check out my Patreon page. www.patreon.com/lovethesoberlife. You can help me continue to help others and donate my books, and keep this page going. Thanks! God Bless!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote really hit me today. I didn't start drinking or using with the intent of becoming an addict. I started because I liked the way it made me feel...or not feel. Well both actually. Drinking in the beginning was my "liquid courage." I was outgoing, but it gave me courage to talk to guys. Looking back now, I see that wasn't the way to go about it. Drinking and using didn't make me more sexy, it actually made me less attractive. Once I continued this way of life, I began to not feel, or deal with life, and I liked that too. I didn't have to deal with the feelings of disappointment or rejection, I just drank and used to not have to deal with it. But not dealing with it, didn't make it go away. Because when I got sober, I had a lot of things that were still there that I needed to deal with. We need to find other ways of meeting our needs than with drugs or alcohol, and there are a lot of them out there. :) Today, I go to church, AA meetings, and have a good support system. I talk about my problems, instead of running from them. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.