Yesterday I went on a date with a “normie”. This is a term used in recovery to describe people without addiction issues. A “normal” person.
It was a great day and it was easy. It was simple and kind. It felt nice.
The person knows that I don’t drink or do drugs and to them…that seems normal. Ha ha!
I did not divulge my whole history of addiction and I did not mention this blog…yet. I simply just expressed that my life has been incredibly better since I stopped abusing alcohol and drugs.
They easily understood that concept.
When I came home I hopped on a recovery meeting via zoom. A girl named Isabel was sharing about how grateful she was that she had just cleaned her room, did her laundry grabbed a cup of coffee and was on a meeting.
I needed to hear her.
As an addict in recovery…it is the gratitude for the simple things that we once could not do that gives us some type of survivor comradery.
I understand the hands that used to shake unable to hold a cup of coffee…and how beautiful they can be today nice and steady.
I am not sure of the depth of this normal person as of yet. The date was light and fun as I think it should be.
If I have learned anything in this life it is that there is a sincere depth and spirit within everyone. Will they share it? That is not up to me.
Time and gods grace will guide me on this one.