Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. No matter what I do in life, someone will have something bad to say about it. I will never make everyone happy. I will never be able to please everyone in whatever I do. If I am planning a party, there will always be one person that doesn't think what I am doing is just right, or good enough, or whatever. But as long as what I think I am doing is right and I am doing it for the right reason, I am ok with that. When I was getting sober, not everyone thought I was doing it the perfect way, not going to enough meetings, or going to too many meetings, or not doing the steps right, or who knows what. I don't need to be so worried about what other people think. I will never ever be able to please everyone in anything that I do. But as long as I do me, and take care of me. And do what I need to do to keep me sober, and healthy, and happy, and my family the same way, that is all that matters. It's sad that it has to be that way, that people can't just be happy with the way other people do things too. Just be happy for people. Let people do things, their way, but that is the way it is. And I have to deal with it. So today, I deal with it, and can have a better attitude about it, and understand it and more or less get over it, and just do what I have to do. That's all I got for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.