Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote really hit me today. I didn't start drinking or using with the intent of becoming an addict. I started because I liked the way it made me feel...or not feel. Well both actually. Drinking in the beginning was my "liquid courage." I was outgoing, but it gave me courage to talk to guys. Looking back now, I see that wasn't the way to go about it. Drinking and using didn't make me more sexy, it actually made me less attractive. Once I continued this way of life, I began to not feel, or deal with life, and I liked that too. I didn't have to deal with the feelings of disappointment or rejection, I just drank and used to not have to deal with it. But not dealing with it, didn't make it go away. Because when I got sober, I had a lot of things that were still there that I needed to deal with. We need to find other ways of meeting our needs than with drugs or alcohol, and there are a lot of them out there. :) Today, I go to church, AA meetings, and have a good support system. I talk about my problems, instead of running from them. That's all I have for today. Have a great one!
Good morning, my name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Sorry it has been a while since I posted. I have been so busy, We just got back from vacation, and I have been painting about every room in our house. So to apologize I am going to give away some books some people today! I am drawing from those who have previously signed up. And the winners are... thompson.audria@.......... and mollyludy1@...... If you have signed up and these are either of your emails you have won! I will also email you, Please reply back and choose one of my books. Congrats! God Bless!
Good afternoon! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. Going through what I went through was definitely difficult. But it has also given me the best days of my life. Yeah, they were hard, but I have learned a lot, and with that I have had the best days of my life recently. Tomorrow, we will be going on a little trip back to the treatment center that helped me get clean and sober. It has been a little over 3 years now, and I have gone back every year now. It reminds me where I was, how bad I was, and where I am today. Now don't get me wrong, there are still bad days, hard days, but definitely not like they were before. My worst day sober is always better than my best day drunk or high. No doubt! I don't ever want to go back to that life. I am just blessed that I get the opportunity to show my family where I started my journey of sobriety, and spend a little time in the sun while I am at it. :) That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget to sign up for the book drawing. And if you want to help out with the site and publication costs for my next book, go to the donation page. Thanks so much!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful,recovering alcoholic/addict. Are these extravagant promises? We think not! Today, I have had so many great things turn around in my life, and they don't have to be material things either. It could be the relationships with my kids, my husband, my parents. The freedom I get from not stressing about the past or the future but just dealing with today. The happiness I make in my life. The way I feel putting more effort into my job, instead of just doing whatever just get by. That effort gives me opportunity, for advancement. Today I know the definition of serenity. I can find peace with myself. My experiences can benefit other and help others. Today, it is not all about me. I want to give it away. Well, that's all I have for today! Have a great one! Don't forget to check out my store, and check out my books and photography! :) Thanks! God Bless!
email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org! You each get to choose one of my books! Friday I celebrated 3 years clean and sober and today I celebrate 36 years alive! These are my gifts to you! Ya gotta give it away to keep it! Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. In just 2 days, God willing, and by the grace of God, I will have 3 years clean and sober. I want to give away a couple of my books, but I need some more people to sign up for my offer. You can do it, below or on the side of this post (wherever it pops up on your page). I have been working on a couple more books also. :) This quote is so true, positive or negative. So why not make it positive. I try to have my energy be positive and change a room to be the same way. Before I got sober, I was very negative, and that made everything around me be the same way. Once I got sober, that had to change, I turned that positive spark into a flame and I want that to be catching, and you to pass that on too. :) It had to take over everything in my life. God had to take over my life and I had to give it all to him. IT;s not easy, but it is so worth it. That's all I have for today. So , don't forget to sign up for my free book giveaway I will be doing on Friday! Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This quote makes sense in the fact that these 24 hours help my ultimate plans for the next month or years fall into place. Yes, I need to have goals, but me not thinking too far into the future gets me to reach my goals. So I just worry about today. Well, not worry, but focus on. Yes I have a calendar, and plan out dates, appointments, vacations, birthday parties, and such. I have to because I am an adult. But when it comes to reaching these things, I just get through one day at a time. Today, all I am thinking about it today. Now I know I have a big day tomorrow with some appointments for my daughter, but that isn't today, so I will put it out of my head for now. (Even thought the hospital has called me three times today to verify information.) I will just get my work done, go home, make dinner, spend time with my family, and enjoy my day, clean and sober. That's all I have for today. Have a great one! Don't forget to sign up for a free book. :)
Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. I decided to update my page a little bit. I hope you enjoy it. I really like this quote. It's exactly what I had to do in my life to keep me sober. This can be used in so many ways too, with working out, or eating healthy or whatever. You just have to get the ball rolling. Once you get the momentum going in the right direction, it is a lot easier to keep it going. But the key is getting it started. Sometimes you need someone to kick you in the butt a little, sometimes it's a friend, or loved one, or even the state. But whatever it is, its a start, so keep it going. One day at a time. I started working out and eating healthy again. This time I am doing it with some friends, and it is a lot easier this time, because I am being held accountable. We talk every day, and keep each other motivated. I am making it a habit. I had to do that with my meetings with my sobriety, And now I am doing that with eating healthy and working out. Doing things over and over again and seeing positive result makes me want to keep soing them! :) That's all I have for today! Don't forget to sign up for the book drawing I will be having in less than a month! Also, there is a donate page now, where you can help me keep this page going, and help me help others. Thanks!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. This saying was taught to be very early on in sobriety. And with my selfish tendancies I was confused. What was I going to be giving away? Today I have so much to give of myself: rides to meetings, sharing my experience, strength, and hope at treatment centers to those new in recovery, my time, sponsporship, my home to friends in early recovery also. I also donate my books now too. Even this blog. All these things I give to help keep me clean and sober. I have to. I must give it away to keep my sobriety. I must share what I have with others so hopefully they do the same. My 3 years sobriety birthday is coming up! It is February 10th, and my actual birthday it February 14th. (Yes, I was detoxing on my birthday) I want to give away a couple books for my birthday this year, so can I get 35 emails by my sobriety birthday and I will draw 2 books to 2 different on February 10th! :) That's all I have for today! Have a great one!
Good morning! My name is Lauren and I'm a grateful, recoveing alcoholic/addict. Being grateful for the obstacles we have had in out lives is a hard thing to comprehend, but it is neccessary. They have made us who we are, and have also strenghtened us as we continue on our life. We are being molded by our experiences, both good and bad. But each one should be building us to be a better person. God also puts people in our lives to help us grow. We should yearn to be moving forward. Yes, sometimes we may fall backwards, but as long as we pick ourselves back up and learn from our mistakes and continue forward. That is progress. But be grateful, for what you have, and who you have in your life. Don't forget you can donate to help cover cost of this page and help me donate my books to those in recovery. If you are on a computer it is on my right hand side. If you on a phone, it is almost all the way at the bottom of the page. Also, sign up for drawing for one of my books. :) That's all for today! Thanks!
I'm Lauren. Get inside the head of a recovering alcoholic/ addict.