Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a recovering alcoholic/addict. The best way to help yourself is by helping others. I like that quote. That is so true. I really understand that now. Before I was very selfish, I didn't really care about anyone else. Now I just want to share my story and be able to help others in recovery, and those still struggling. I always have a hand out for anyone that needs help, needs someone to talk to. I am human and have problems too, and sure would like to have someone there for me in times of trouble. People talk about how what goes around, comes around. Or about karma. It is true. Before, I didn't care about anyone so I had no one there for me. It was my own fault. I pushed everyone away. I was isolated. But being sober, I have gained new friends, real friends. Ones that understand me, (as much as you can.) :) Who really care about me and my sobriety. And I feel the same about them. So I am so much happier now, being negative only made everything around me negative. There was nothing positive about me or what I did. Being sober, and filling my life with joy, makes everything around me seem better too. Life is still hard, but someone always has it worse. When I am troubled I need to comfort someone more troubled. When I am lonely, there is always someone lonelier. I just need to keep my head up, it will get better. Well, that's all for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.