When I was broke 12/27

Broken? No broke. Back in 2010 when I was new in recovery, I was freshly divorced and living in a house that I had no clue how to take care of.

Truth is I was just learning how to properly care for myself. Learning how to eat well, showering regularly, trying to sleep and creating healthy routines. And now a house and a yard?

To me the bills all got paid by the money fairy and I never questioned it. Until…one day when my son had one of his friends over and the unthinkable happened.

The power was shut off!! No lights, no tv, no video games for the kiddies. I was so embarrassed!! The shame!! Were the neighbors looking?? Could they see that I had no idea how to be an adult?!!?.

I frantically called the power company and paid them. The lights came on and the boys cheered.

Lesson learned.

Published by gracefuladdict

I am a true addict living my life one day at a time in recovery. I have been substance free -meaning NO drugs or alcohol since 5/23/10. My intention is to share my experiences daily in the hopes to free others from the fears of being who they truly are. My wish is to bravely tell my truth so others can tell theirs as well. I want to be free of self hatred and doubt. I want to live a life of joy, kindness, love and grace. Thank you!

14 thoughts on “When I was broke 12/27

  1. That’s a little sweet true story. The climax, where the power got lost, placed me on pins and needles but thank God the anticlimax took it away, hah. And the quote thereupon it just spoke to me right in the heart. Great piece. Keep writing, keep spreading the word.

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