Good afternoon! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. When I first got sober, I wanted to change everything and I wanted to change it now. I wanted everything to be perfect, and great and happy and normal, and that was just unrealistic. It was not going to happen overnight. I had to be patient. I had all these ideas of what I wanted to do, and how I wanted to change, and how I wanted to feel. Where I wanted to go, what I wanted to do. Getting sober opened so many doors for me, I didn't know where to start. I had to slow down, and do one thing at a time. That's all I could do. One thing at a time. I was trying to overwhelm myself. But looking back before I got sober, thinking to the GETTING sober part, I thought of how much my life I would have to change, and that scared me. but that was the alcohol talking, and because it would be denying that of itself. Once I took that away, I had so much more to look at. Change is scary for any of us, in any part of our lives, work, school, anything. And it doesn't come easy, but it is inevitable. Things are always bound to change. And we must get used to that. And at times we must make those changes, for the better, even if they are hard changes. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.