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Next day in the journey
By nickwyo
8/10/2010 8:08:57 PM
Recovery is not a destination........it is a journey. A journey that must be endured each and every day. I cannot let myself think at any point that I've "arrived". I will never "arrive".....I can only do this one day at a time. The trials and uncertainties are eased by support, prayer, and knowledge that I am not alone. I am thinking and acting more and more as a principle and value centered person. Self esteem grows as the journey progresses and the guilt lessens as well. While I cannot change what has transpired, I can finally learn and practice what I need to do to not have a drink. It starts with one fundamental goal.......I will not drink today. I can take solace in that I did not drink yesterday or the day before, or the 193 days before that. I cannot be complacent, because it can sneak up on me again.........as it has SO many times before, if I let it.

I sent in the papers for the house.......it buys me 90 days from next Wednesday. That means I have to find a job.........FAST. So far I've had no luck......but I will press on. It's crunch time. I need to focus. Having issues such as this so early in recovery is not ideal......but it is what it is. I made the decisions that got me here. For those who have responded to my blogs.........THANK YOU!! I take comfort in them and they renew me. I will get through this. I will NOT, however, have a drink today.

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Hey NICKWYO    
"I really love how diligent you are, man. Today I just felt like my recovery was more like delaying the inevitable instead of actual recovery. But you are so spot on, it's not about "arrival" time, but working with whats been put on your plate that day. You are so NOT alone in all this, even people on this site are praying for you buddy. You're a great example to me in overcoming things that seem impossible and putting aside your personal desires and doing what the Lord desires for you. I sincerely hope that these external problems, such as getting your house, work out in your favor because YOU DESERVE IT. Hope tomorrow is another dry day for you."
posted at 20:32:53 on August 10, 2010 by Brunner1551
Thanks    
"Thanks Brunner.........your comments are much appreciated. I'm just trying to keep it simple."
posted at 20:41:59 on August 10, 2010 by nickwyo


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