While I am very sad tonight, I am also filled with joy. I am finally being completely true to myself, and I hope that the people who love me can be happy for me even as I am walking away, because everything good about me and my life is because of them in some way. That's why gratitude, smiles, compliments, hugs, and respect are so important. These things inspire. But I am also grateful to the people who have done things that hurt me, because pain carves deep into the soul and makes room for even more love and compassion.
From The Author
Welcome to my first 6 months of sobriety! What an exciting and whirlwind time in my life it was, and I look back upon it with fondness. Although I am very glad to be past those incredibly challenging and painful first few months. The only thing I would have done differently was started working the Steps right away instead of waiting!