One week Away 5/16

In one week from today; Monday May 23rd 2022 (if I don’t pick up a drink/drug) I will have 12 years of sobriety.

In recovery I do try to keep things in the day and not get to far ahead of myself.

However, this is not about that. This week is also the last week that I ever used drugs and alcohol…12 years ago.

This week contains the moments before I surrendered. This week contains the final days that I was in the darkest place of my life.

It is a wonderous place for me to look. How dark and hopeless I felt. I knew nothing of the amazing path that lie ahead for me.

I was a physically, mentally and spiritually beat up woman.

I did not know how to be a daughter, a friend, a mom or even a functioning human being.

Amazing grace literally pulled me out of a dark, deceitful, fearful life into one of love and harmony.

I am still amazed.

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!

34 thoughts on “One week Away 5/16

  1. Firstly, a hearty congratulations for winning a tough battle against addiction. It takes plenty of courage to admit your problem and a great deal of determination to overcome it. You are so amazing and an inspiration to all. It’s just like waging a war with yourself and winning it comprehensively. Great work, Danielle. Very very proud to be your friend.

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  2. What joy to know how far you have come and to free yourself of those shackles of addiction. It never really goes away but by owning it and making the conscious effort to want to live differently is such a powerful thing. Many thanks for sharing your amazing story with others. It offers hope. I can only but imagine how hard it has been for you but here you are living a life of grace.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words!! It has not been easy but it is so worth any and all the struggle – this week I reflect on where I was and where I am now β€οΈπŸ’œβ€οΈπŸŒˆ

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  3. It is in knowing one side of life that the beauty and appreciation of the other can be truly felt. You have felt your heart well dear lady, congratulations πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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