Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful recovering alcoholic/addict. I've realized it's never too late to change. For some it may take longer than others, but only YOU can make the change. No one else can make it for you. I was unhappy and miserable, but I had to change before anything else was going to change. It is never too late to be happy, but you have to do it. And happiness is appreciating what you have, not getting what you want. I have learned to be truly happy. I am so blessed with a loving family. That's all I need to be happy. People I love surrounding me. I don't need material things. Yeah, they are nice, but I don't need them to be truly happy. When I'm happy, I can make others around me happy too. When I was miserable, I made everyone around me miserable. Misery loves company. Once I got off my butt and out of my pity party, I had to work hard to find myself. Without me taking care of myself, I couldn't take care of anyone around me. It may sound selfish that I had to take care of me first, but it's the truth. There was no way I could be a good mom, be a good wife, or anything without being good to myself first. So if you aren't happy with the way things are now, do something about it. It's better late than never, but really never too late. I know I have posted this poem before, but here it is again. :) Have a great day!
Courage to Change
I didn't like the way things were,
Or who I'd become.
I was so lost, but didn't care.
I forgot where I'd come from.
I needed help, I needed change,
But couldn't do it alone.
I wanted to, and now was sure,
My decision now was known.
I asked for God to help me through,
To be there by my side.
He gave me courage, He gave me strength.
His love He did provide.
I now have hope, I know my truth.
My life's now rearranged.
I'm happy now, and proud to say,
I had the courage to change.
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.