25 years ago... My life was FOREVER changed!!!
TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO today... I made one of the absolute hardest decisions ever and chose to take a step that although I never realized at the time... would TOTALLY change the course of my life FOREVER!!!
Although, much has changed since then... I am forever grateful for that day, for the steps and tools I learned to live a productive life , the friends I have met along the way throughout my journey, and most of all for being able to accept that there is a power greater then myself out there. (Which at one time , I couldn't even fathom, lol. ) I've lost many friends over the years to the disease of addiction (Including an ex husband) and although I dont talk about this often or ever for that matter... I KNOW , without a doubt, I myself probably would not be here today had I not walked thru those doors of that warehouse 25 years ago!
I choose to talk about this today... because, well truth is... I am an addict... and gratefully so... As I am one of the LUCKY ones suffering the disease of addiction that was able to find and be introduced to the program of NA. I am grateful to have been given the tools and been able to practice the 12 steps in my life over the years and although NOT ALWAYS so perfectly... they not only taught me how to work on me... how to have faith, courage, humility, integrity, but MOST OF ALL they have given me the strength to move forward NO MATTER WHAT and create A REAL LIFE!!! and that, I will never forget.
I also know in my heart and am very much aware that... had it not been for those rooms, the people believing in me when I couldn't believe in myself... things could have turned out a whole lot different. I am truly humbled to be here typing this today... and grateful for everything in my life... the good, the bad & the ugly that has gotten me to where I am and MADE ME WHO I AM today! I am blessed for the friendships I have made back then and thru the years... And although many of us have grown up, went on with our lives and some of us have taken our own separate paths... It is a blessing to know that most of those friendships are still as true today as they were many years ago. BUT, MOST OF ALL I am grateful for the way of life I learned to live... and for this thing I live today called MY LIFE!!!
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