Ask4Recovery - When will I start feeling better in my recovery?

Hello friends! Today’s ‘Ask’…

When will I start feeling better in my recovery?

This is different for each person. We are each on our own unique and personal journey in recovery and I can assure you it does get better. And it also takes time and patience, two qualities many of us in recovery are not used to.

I used to be so resentful at the people that would say ‘one day at a time’ or ‘it gets better.’ I wasn’t feeling it so did not have the ability to understand what they were saying. I wanted to scream and shout at the top of my lungs so that someone could understand the pain I was in. Then, something happened. It started to get better. I began to understand what everyone was saying. My foundation of recovery began to get higher and higher and I could handle what life was throwing my way without needing to turn to destruction. I started to hold onto these new memories and allowed for them to propel me forward in my recovery.

I may now be one of those people that newcomers in recovery are resentful at but I wouldn’t trade where I’m at for anything. I’ve gotten a taste of the other side. What it means to truly be present and alive in my life. And yes, this comes with feeling things that are uncomfortable and new to feel but that is part of life. I can’t numb out from it all anymore.

When did you start to feel better in your recovery? Let us know and join the movement!

Sending love,

Lauren

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