People ask me what has been the most difficult obstacle since I have been in recovery. Honestly, it was letting go of the people, places and things; the whole lifestyle that comes with addiction. The power struggle between my old mentality and the new me. I've been sober for over a year and I'm still learning new things about my identity every day. I've discovered anything negative in my life leads to negative thoughts, negative actions, negative behaviors and negative habits. Then one day you wake up and you don't even know yourself or how you got there.
It was hard coming to grips that some people really didn't care about me. Now anyone who is toxic I have cut off. They don't understand and they don't have too. I'm not going to settle for less anymore. It gets lonely at times because I really don't have people to hang out with anymore; but it's a new start to my life.
I'm so grateful for EGADZ because they believed in me when no one else did. I started as a client and now I'm an employee as a mentor to women going through the struggles I did. They been a big part of my journey and helped me see what's life really about.
Thank you for that.