Celebrating 6 years! πŸ’œ

Today, I celebrate 6 years of recovery!!! πŸ’

I decided to take a hike this morning to allow myself some time to reflect on where I was 6 years ago, and where I am today. I am so grateful for my sobriety, and for the friends and family who have walked this path beside me. Thank you for holding me up when I didn’t have the strength to stand on my own.

This journey has been difficult at times, but mostly it has been beautiful. There have been many challenges I have had to overcome, but I have continued to persevere. I truly believe that things happen for a reason, and that there is no challenge too big when you’ve got amazing people in your corner.

I am proud of myself today. I wake up each morning with a grateful heart. I treat others with dignity and respect. I am a good mother, wife, daughter, sibling and friend. I advocate for myself, for women and for others in recovery. I carry the message to the still suffering addict and pray that my story might bring them hope.

I have integrity, I tell the truth and I don’t give up.

I have changed, and yet, I pray I never forget the despair I felt when I fell to my knees and surrendered to the disease of addiction.

The day I chose sobriety, my life began to improve. Slow at first, but day by day I would look back and think, β€œWow! Look how far I’ve come!”

I have never regretted my sobriety, even on my worst days – and I have had some bad ones!

Don’t ever let anyone tell you β€œonce an addict, always an addict”. That lie is dead. I am living proof! πŸ’œ

We do recover! πŸ’ͺ🏼😎



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  1. Congratulations Vanessa, you have done amazing things in your sobriety. Keep up the good work. When I am feeling disconnected I go to your page and always find the right words to pull me back. Thank you for letting me be apart of your journey.
    Lisa E.

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  2. Congratulations on six years! Thank you for sharing your inspiring story, and for your heart to help others. You are an inspiration! πŸ’•πŸ¦‹

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