As I come to close of July 11, 2009, I have had a blessed day and I’m full of gratitude today! I just made 6 yrs. clean and sober! That doesn’t sound like much, but for a woman like me it is something I once never thought would be possible. My life today is absolutely wonderful.
The gift of sobriety is by far the most precious gift I have accepted in my life. Before sobriety, I had nothing, I lost everything that mattered…today with sobriety I have everything I could have dreamed and hoped for in my life and more. Living sober is not always easy, life still happens. I’ve learned so much and have so much more to learn. I’m so excited about my life and living today.
Today, I experience change, and personal growth because that is my current path and chosen direction for my life. I have a spiritual life that is so glorious. I have changed many old beliefs, accepted life, and learned that I’m responsible for everything that happens in my life today. I know that I can change my thoughts about situations and events and they surely will change. I know that all change is for the best, even if it doesn’t appear to be at that time. I heard a little quote “It’s all good!” It really is! Continue Reading »
One of my articles. Sharing more about me with you.
Having it all, losing it all, going to prison and now having the best in life. Alcoholism is a serious addiction. Many people never recover; they die in the depths of the disease. Some of us are fortunate to find our way clear, to make the choice for sobriety in our life and the new life it offers. Coming from the depths of despair to a fulfilling and rewarding life; I’m there!
Achieving success in my early 20’s, I had it all, or so I thought. At least materially I did not want for anything. I was an executive in an airline for many years. I started on the ground floor and worked my way up the corporate ladder very quickly and very well compensated. I was a workaholic.
After many years I finally burned out and resigned my executive position. I opened my own advertising and promotions firm from there and quickly fell into the daily drinking with my business associates. It took a few years before I crossed the line with social drinking to an out of control full blown alcoholic. I fought a battle with the bottle for more than 12 years from the time I realized I really had a problem with alcohol. I could not stop drinking. Alcohol was in control of every waking and passed out moment of my life. I tried rehabilitation programs only to have short lived periods of sobriety. I spent the better part of many years in a blackout state with very little if any memories other than what was told to me by others. Continue Reading »
I’m finally ready to bring this site to life! I’ve just asked a friend to share his powerful story of experience, strength and hope with us. Frank is one of those special people I have had the pleasure to meet through recovery on the internet. I was initially drawn to his blog because of the similarities in our stories.
Living life today on our own terms, we are both recovering alcoholic/addicts and served time in prison, lived a hard life and found our way to a new and wonderful life in sobriety. We both got out of the system and finished Parole. If you’ve ever been in the system, you know how “they”; the system, owns your life and how difficult it is to break free from those final chains that keep you bound to the system. If I say too much more I will take away from the real power of Frank’s story.
Frank is a true inspiration and his life makes it clear that we can change. We can make different choices for our life. We are the change we wish to see in our lives.
If you are in recovery, you know that with sobriety comes a new life and constant changes. It took a major change to get to sobriety. That change was a clear choice. If we can make that big a change in our life, we can make any change by our own choice. How we feel and think about our choices are the terms we choose to live our life by.
It is the same for everybody, recovery or not. We have good and great days, difficult and hard days. We have many challenges to face and live through. We can get through anything if we just hold that belief with faith, have clear intentions and thinking, do our part in the footwork everyday and leave the results to something much greater than we are.
If you are part of a 12-step program, we are fortunate to have access to many tools to help us learn to live our lives on life’s terms, make the right choices and changes we need in our live’s. One thing we learn is that the experience, strength and hope of others is something we need for guidance and inspiration. We also learn that we must share our own experience, strength and hope with others as part of our ongoing recovery.
I would like to share experiences from people in all walks of life. This is with the hope that you will find information, answers and some great resources to help you with making changes and choices in your life. I’d like to help you create the path that you desire, after all it is our journey in life that really counts! I look forward to sharing “Living Life on Life’s Terms” with you.