I found this bracelet from when I was hospitalized last April about 1 week into sobriety, the week I spent there was hell on earth, but in retrospect, was the best thing that has ever happened to me. It forced me to accept a lot of things I was unwilling to prior. I’m a pretty stubborn person...to say the least! 😂 🤷🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️😝 and I had to be pushed to the brink of death to realize that the drug life had to come to an end, or it was gonna end me!
Seeing that bracelet put so much of the last 14 months into perspective! I can remember so vividly the smells, sounds, and everything from that week, and the insanity that was running through my mind! I am fortunate to have survived my battle with addiction thus far, and my survival is contingent on my continual growth in all aspects of my being. I work in an industry that focuses a lot on external growth, which is what it is, but for me it all starts with internal growth. The external changes are just a byproduct of that inner-evolution. Addict or not, i whole heartedly believe everything we all want to achieve starts within. As cliche as it is, it’s always you vs you. Life is about a constant desire for internal improvement. For me it’s becoming a better son, grandson, brother, uncle, friend, and coworker, all considered a better person. I know if I take care of these things all the external desires I have will fall into place when they are meant to. I’m just trying to control what I can control, and the things I can’t, well I can control my reaction to those things. I’m grateful to everyone who has supported me through it all, and everyone who has reached out with all the kind words. They most definitely do not go unnoticed! 🙏🏽 #sober #sobriety #soberaf #addiction #addictionrecovery #soberlife #grateful #perspective #personaltrainer #fitnesstrainer #fit #fitness #fitfam #weightlifting #614fit #614