Able to Learn
My name is Lauren, and I am an addict. I am coming up on my 9 months clean. During this time of working my program of recovery I have been able to learn who Lauren is. In the beginning I struggled with who was Lauren. What she likes or what she dislikes, what makes her happy or sad. I have been able to learn to love myself and face the woman in the mirror.
Growth With The Fourth Step
Today I am able to look at myself and say you are amazing, beautiful and you are out to accomplish great things. I have been able to set goals, and achieve them. I have finally reached the fourth step, which is a step of growth. The fourth step is where I dig deep, to the core, and face things I have buried for far too long. Here I face them to deal with them, so I can heal and move forward with my own self growth.
Never Alone Again
The fellowship in NA say they will love you until you learn to love yourself. I am here to tell you every bit of that is absolutely true. They have been there through everything and not once did they turn their back on me. I never have to be alone again. Getting to know Lauren has been a painful, but also exciting journey. I have so much more yet to learn about myself. This process has been enlightening, and continues to help me realize what I truly deserve today.
Grateful recovering addict, Lauren