Here’s an entry from another blog , RecoverYourLife.wordpress.com, that touches on a topic I have thought of myself at times, do I want to recover my old life or do I want to start a new one? – Mike
We speak about recovery and often I wonder what is “recovery”, what does that mean exactly.
And then of course I begin to explain it to myself:-) Well, I wanted to recover my memory, that was missing when I entered recovery. I also worked hard for a few years in trying to recover a family that wasn’t actually gone anywhere and that certainly sort of led me down a dark and fearful path.
Today I look at recovery and think, well I actually converse with myself about the fact that I really wasn’t wanting to recover my life exactly, what I really wanted was to create a new life. The reasons I used wasn’t because my life was so great prior to that I wanted it back….heck no.
I wanted a new, interesting and fun life! Today I have that and I guess in order to get that I certainly had to start somewhere and that had to be putting the bottle down!