The date 9/13

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.

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!

16 thoughts on “The date 9/13

  1. It’s helpful to read your account, I struggle to make friends, either trust too quickly or not at all. I need to learn to have good encounters that are light and fun. And expext the depth to grow out of this. Thank you for sharing.

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