After 32 years as an addict, recovery is the most difficult, yet most satisfying thing I have even undertaken. Where there once was lies, hiding, jail, loss of love, destruction, now there is an enormous reconstruction project – where I once was a mere construct – I am learning who, and how I am.
I am at the dust on the snowflake at the tip of this iceberg; new to the language of recovery, I have far to go, however, this journey, on its worst day, is better than my best day as an active addict. The blessing is the community of AA fellowship that exists to further my sobriety, and of many, many others. I’m looking forward to the day when I can give to people what is being so freely and generously given to me.