On February 1st, 2020 I celebrated 10 years of uninterrupted sobriety. Woohoo!!! Some days that dark time in my life feels like a lifetime ago and other days it feels like yesterday.
It’s hard to believe 10 years have gone by since I surrendered completely and gave up something which had become a crutch in my life. Addiction of any kind is not really about the addiction. Sure, there is a physical reaction that occurs in a person who is addicted.
However, in my personal experience of getting sober and helping dozens of women through the years, there are always deeper-rooted issues at play. The substance (pick your poison) is just a cover-up, an escape.
Remove the crutch and you either find something else to replace it or you’ll learn to face the music deal with your junk.
I choose the latter every time and that is my hope for all of you. When we deal with our stuff, our histories and hurts, we open the doors to a whole slew of mental wealth.
While this is mostly a personal finance blog, it’s also about the mental wellness of true recovery. Afterall wealth is not just about our pocketbooks. 😉