My Life Today

Working The Steps

My Year Celebration

My name is Lauren and I’m an addict I have been clean for a little over 11 months now.  I am coming up on my Year Celebration on April 29th 2017.  This is the first time that I actually truly worked the program, took the suggestions and remained open minded and came to love my life today.

Working The Steps

I was very close minded before about the program and working the steps.  My belief was that the steps weren’t going to help me and that they were just going to bring up more pain that I didn’t want to face.  But in all reality I actually just finished up step four and I couldn’t be more relieved.  Yeah, I had to dig things up that I didn’t want to face but I had to face them in order to grow and heal.

For Our Son

I have been through a lot in the past year, especially with dealing with my son’s father.  We have had to go to court for child support and for some reason in the beginning we just couldn’t get along no matter what.  Lately we’ve had a lot of doctors appointment concerning my son’s health, and so for the sake of our son we have been able to get along.

Change Within

A lot of things have changed in the past year especially within myself.  I now work recovery in and outside the rooms.  I make sure I make my meetings and because of my work schedule lately I have been able to make four a week.  I’m able to balance between meetings, work, sponsor, my son and my friends.

My Life Today

I have gotten to my year mark before but never truly did any work what so ever on Lauren.  Never did I do the self work because I didn’t want to look inside myself.  Through this work I began to really know who Lauren is and hence what I deserve in life.  I love my life today!  If you would have asked me a year ago if I loved my life my answer would have been “I don’t even want to be here anymore”.  It’s a sad but very truly honest statement.  I pushed through until my miracle happened and glad I stayed.

Grateful addict,Lauren

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