HAPPY | SOBER | BIRTHDAY
This is Danielle.
“Sobriety is a journey, not a destination”😊✨💖 Today I’ve really been reflecting on how far I’ve come in three years, and where I was three years ago. I’m still learning every day, and it is always one day at a time, always will be. I never forget that, or take my sobriety for granted. 🙏💫
I’m not going to talk too much about how bad it was three years ago, and much worse before that. I already have before. Only to say that it was horrible. I lost everything that was important to me, but most of all I lost myself. My soul, my spirt was so dark. Today, that has all changed. My soul is bright and real.🌟My true self shines through. It’s not hidden by multiple masks anymore. My double life is gone, and I like the person I have become. Addiction is a beast, and anyone out there who is in recovery fighting the same battle I am is a true warrior.✨💖
The gifts of sobriety truly do keep on giving,🎁 but life isn’t perfect. (No ones is) For me it’s chronic pain. I never knew 5 months into sobriety I would be hit with incredible pain, so many neck surgeries I have lost count. But I’m a fighter, and I will continue to fight until one day at a time. .
Stigma!!! I recover out loud because the stigma around addiction infuriates me. Addiction is an illness like any other, you just can’t see it, so people don’t understand it, and it carries this stigma. 🙅🏻♀️ That is why I put myself out there and talk about my story. I don’t hide in the shadows anymore.
My advice to anyone who is considering sobriety, would be to see if life is better sober.😘 There is a really good quote I love that I remember hearing in my early days, and it stuck with me. “I would rather spend my life sober, not knowing if I was an alcoholic than spend my life drinking wondering the same thing.”✨
The last thing I want to say is to try to not get overwhelmed. No matter how many hours, days, months or years you have sober, you are not alone.✨
It is always one day at a time for all of us in this sober world and we sparkle!💥💖 Thank you to all of you for your kindness, love, and support everyday. It means the world to me!💝💫😘 Keep fighting warriors!”