Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Being honest and vulnerable is easier said than done. A lot of people hide the truth, because that is easier. They don't want people to judge them. Being honest doesn't hurt, but lying does. It hurts yourself mostly, it can eat you up inside. I would rather be open and honest about myself, troubles and triumphs, than lie about them to look better. The fakeness I had before didn't even make me happy. Another little saying I like is, "Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it'll always get you the right ones." One of the first things I had to do in sobriety was to admit that I was powerless over alcohol-that my life had become unmanageable. My life was such a mess, I didn't even know where to begin. But that was the first step. Admitting I had a problem...to myself. That was a personal decision I had to make. No one could make it for me. But now, I am more happy than I have ever been. I don't have that hanging over my head. John 8:32 says, "...the truth will set you free." Have a great day!
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I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.