In my addiction, nothing seemed better than getting high and drunk every day for the rest of my life. But in all reality, I was an empty shell of a person who was extremely miserable. Now that I am sober I see numerous reasons why being sober is a much better lifestyle.
In being sober, I have accomplished many things and my life is seriously beyond my wildest dreams. Just being a functioning member of society and not waking up trying to find that fix every day is a gift in itself but I have so much more than that. First of all, I can pay my bills on time today. When I was in my active addiction I never paid my bills or was responsible in any way. Now my family members trust me to take care of my financial responsibilities and be an adult.
Another reason being sober is a better lifestyle is because I have deeper and stronger relationships with the people in my life today. I have actual relationships with people and not just surface and superficial relationships. I am a daughter, sister, cousin, best friend and more today. I pride myself in being a good friend and being there for the people in my life. I also am able to love myself today. This is something that I consider to be very important because I used to not be able to even look at myself in the mirror. I have a relationship with myself and know what I need to do for me.
People also don’t realize that being sober can be just as much if not twice as fun as drinking and using drugs. I have more fun now that I am sober than I ever did when I was drinking or using. I have been able to find hobbies and activities that make me happy. I found out that I enjoy doing yoga, going out on boats, going to the pool and writing. The things I do with my life are so much more fulfilling now than drunken nights and high days.
Being sober has opened up so many doors for me and shown me that I can do whatever I want to do. I never in a million years thought I’d be sober at 25 years old and be working a program of recovery – but I am. Nothing is better than waking up each morning and knowing how far my life has come from where it used to be. I get to go to meetings, help other girls and have a connection with a higher power of my understanding today. And honestly the most important part of all of it is that I am happy today. I have an inner peace that nothing or no one could take away from me. If you or someone you know if struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, please call 1-844-422-6926 and get help today. It’s never too late to change your life around and be happy.