Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering, alcoholic/addict. God made me just the way I am, and no one else like me. He even made my twin brothers, who can be so alike...so different. No two people are the same. So why try to be like someone else. Be you! Quit comparing yourself to someone else. I know it's hard, we all wish for something different. We want curly hair if ours is straight. We want to be taller if we are short, but we are just the way we are supposed to be. I used to be really skinny and I wished I were bigger, well look at me now, I'm bigger. Now I wish I I were skinnier. I have learned to just be happy with who I am. Since I got sober I have struggled with my weight, I have tried diets, and working out, now I;m in constant pain so I can't work out. Maybe this is God saying, quit trying to be who you aren't. Just be happy with who you are today!!! Quit trying to be who you were 15 years ago, or whatever, be who you are today, and be happy with it. If you are overweight and want to lose some weight, that's fine, but still be happy with yourself today. If you are just getting sober and want to be sober for 5 years, just be happy with your sobriety today. That's all I have for today. Have a great day! God Bless!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I have to remind myself of this sometimes, but it is definitely true. My worst day clean and sober is always better than my best day drunk or high. I may have some really bad days, but I have to remind myself that going back out there is not going to make my problems so away. They will still be there when I'm sober. I just learned to deal with them, and take care of my problems for them go to away. It's not magic. I have to work at it, but it is sooo worth it! Anything worth having is worth working for. So if you are having a bad today, just remember it could be worse, and to keep your head up and face your problems head on. Sometimes they take time to figure out and deal with but it's better than them building up and growing into more issues. That's all I have for today. God bless! Have a great day!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.