One of the most amazing things to me is how my life has changed over the past year.For one thing, last November when I first decided I wanted and needed to quit drinking, I set out to mainly regain a sense of structure and stability. My MAIN goal was to eliminate toxicity( of all kinds) from my life. I wasn’t even sure exactly what the ‘end goal ‘ was or how to go about it. It took many steps and some deep self-analysis to understand exactly what I wanted and some of the processes that were ahead of me. January 18th, 2019 I decided to stop messing around and have been 100% successful in my recovery. Now , rather than spending 2 nights a week either drunk or dealing with a hangover, I am now spending that time and much of my other time actively engaged in the pursuit of goals that had seemed impossible for a very long time
Many other smaller goals along the way have been accomplished and I am fairly proud of myself . But in July of this year I knew, in spite of my hesitations, that one of the key pieces to my continued success was to quit the chaos, craziness & life sucking toxicity of social media.
Similar to most recoveries, I looked forward to 30, 60 and now 90 days. Within each of those time frames, while those goals evolved the most important thing has been an increase in focus on reality, clarity and vision. In that way, i have come to the following conclusions:
- I no longer want to participate in the community in the ways that I had been attempting in the past 8 years. Not even in the ways I have endeavored to do in the last 3 or even 1 year prior to July. I have set new, more realistic and peaceful goals that are more in keeping with the life I have imagined for myself. The chaos will no longer reign and my efforts will be more decisive and productive.
2. My personal goals have changed as well, including keeping my life more private in order to experience a more balanced and healthy day-to-day.
3. I have added some material/financial ambitions, some health related goals, family related intentions and some decisions pertaining to future relationships.
I expect to have some bumps along the way and even a few setbacks. But I am more confident than ever that the goals I aspire to can and will be achieved over time.
I will never regret the positive choices I have made this past year and i hope to inspire others to also work toward living their best life and achieving their goals. Remember -Life is a journey- Enjoy the Ride!