“Sometimes it is our losses that help us find greater strength and to grow. Except, that is, when we’re older and keep losing stuff that we use everyday.”
There were times early in my sobriety when it felt like I was barely holding onto my sanity and I wasn’t sure what to do. I was never very good at facing emotional pain or figuring out why I had it. But thankfully I did hold on.
I needed help from others with these struggles. And it was hard for me to believe in more than just this world on some days. But the result was worth the effort.
I learned that part of becoming a stronger person is to never be afraid to ask for help. And I eventually saw that it was better to try to believe in something than it was to believe in nothing. I also found an inner strength that I didn’t know I had, and peace of mind that I didn’t think possible.
Today I know everything’s going to be all right, even when it’s not. Because I know that I can be all right even when I’m not.
”If I were to perish in a storm, don’t remember me as such. Instead, remember me for the emotional storms I survived. The ones that made me stronger and less afraid to perish.”