Let Go. Be
On November 12, 2014, it will be 5 years since I have stopped drinking. I have gained so much in my life since the day I asked for help. Today, i live with self respect and guilt-free days. I live my life with love. Getting sober was the best thing I ever did.
Six months into my recovery, I was driving to a friend's cottage in Northern Michigan. I was filled with much regret from my past mistakes, feeling sorry for myself on how broke I was, and worrying about tomorrow. My heart, mind and soul were filled with anxiety until I looked out my car window and saw that spring was arriving. The noise quieted in my head and I heard three little words:
Let go. Be.
I knew at that moment that there were answers to my problems beyond the bottle. I had little control over people, places, things and situations -- all I had control over were my actions and attitudes. I can't control tomorrow, but I can empower myself to be in the moment....and change my way of thinking in each and every moment. I started Let Go.Be within a few months and have a passion today in inspiring others to empower themselves to better thinking.
I am not saying that life has been a bed of roses, because it hasn't. I read in a book that God never gives us more than we can handle, but life can. That was a profound statement, because it is my perception that can get in the way of seeing hard times as an opportunity for self growth.
I am sober today and even when bad things happen, the solution isn't in the bottle. The biggest thing I learned in my recovery journey is that I am not alone. One of the biggest reasons for Let Go.Be is to blog about my experiences and allow a place for people to share life experiences, strength and hope.
Thank you for allowing me to share my story.
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