Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. The above quote is too true. When I was drinking, I had so many problems, and all I did was focus on them. My life revolved around them. And since I felt there was nothing I could do about them, they sat there and grew into more problems. Now, I see the many possibilities and opportunities in front of me, and couldn't be more happy. I have had so many amazing opportunities this past year. A new job, publishing a book, working on another book, and just life in general. I wonder sometimes if people think there is something wrong with me, because today, I am genuinely happy. Everyday, I wake up with a smile on my face. I have so much to be thankful for. I probably had a lot of opportunities before, but was too busy worrying and focusing on my problems, I didn't see them. I was too busy looking down at my feet, feeling sorry for myself, I didn't see what was right in front of my face...a loving, caring family. People that truly cared about me and my well-being. People believed in me. They saw a glimpse of hope, and made me see it, and once I did, I was all in. So today, I still have problems, but I don't waste all my energy focusing on them, and keep my eyes on all the opportunities I have. Have a great day!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.