What does recovery mean to you?
If one were to do a quick Google search for the definition of “Recovery,” the first definition leaves a bit to be lacking; “a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.” The second definition is a bit more impactful, and representative of my understanding of Recovery; “the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.” Recovery was lost to me, and now I have the luxury of a life dedicated to ‘the action or process of regaining that control.
What does recovery look like to you?
Smiles, frowns, and all of the feelings in-between. In active addiction I am fixated on apathy and emptiness, in active recovery I have the opportunity to feel and gain contentment again.
What is something you do for yourself in your recovery?
Remind myself that I hold value each and every day.
What is something you do for others in recovery?
Remind them that they too, hold value, each and every day.
Advice you’d give to someone new in recovery?
Do the reading! 🙂
What’s your favorite hobby in sobriety?
Anything else you’d like to share or add?
Albus Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series once said, “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” This statement has, to me, demonstratively been proven true. Always show care with words.