So, I was trying to find the perfect picture to go along with "Recovery" or "Overcoming" Not a whole lot of choices... :( Well, what I have been working on for a while has been focusing on my recovery. I was asked what my definition of recovery is & how do I get to serenity. This was almost a week ago I was asked this. Sadly, it took me awhile to define what MY definition is: having a stable foundation while continued growth mentally, emotionally & spiritually. How do I get to serenity: maintaining a stable foundation & sober enviroment, Having inner peace & honesty. I'm sure there is more to obtaining "serenity" I'll discover it as I continue down the road.
I've heard this saying more than once "To live is to suffer, to survive is to find the meaning of suffering." -Friedrich Miescher I now know the meaning of this. Either one can learn from their mistakes and grow into a better person the person they are meant to be OR they can just nod their head & hear it, but, if you do not have the true meaning for this you will not succeed. It is the stone cold truth. I'm very happy with myself & how much growth I have done in the last 8-9 months. I take it all day by day, that's all I can do & I'm ok with this. :)