Gail describes what her life is like now as a recovering alcoholic.
You know, we get strength and our strength, we get stronger. We get smarter. It’s almost like we start growing up again.
So in my recovery I am like a two-year-old toddler, you know I am still learning and as long as I am learning then I know I am teachable and that’s a big part in recovery and keeping my expectations real.
I don’t worry about how am I going to pay the electric bill at the end of the month, it’s not the end of the month. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here.
So I always try to look at me feet plant on the ground when I get up in the morning and just say, thank you God, thank you God for a roof over my head and friends and family that I have today.
You know we all have wreckage of our past and I still have some stuff to clean up but sometimes you need to wait until you are ready to clean up some of that because it takes our family and friends a long time to get over.
And actually if they see you grow because when we first get sober, we are scattered, we are confused, if you drank like I drank. I mean I know I was.
Life in recovery is a blessing and I know every day that I live in sobriety is a living amends to some of the people that I hurt.
They see me grow and they see how I look and how different I am and, you know, I have a lot of support from family and friends.
I lost my brother 49-years-old and he was an alcoholic and people like his friends and things, they surround me all the time and, “How are you doing Gail, how are you doing?”
And I always tell them that I am doing really good and one day at a time.
But I believe that by helping others and admitting if I am wrong today, keeping it real, keeping my expectations real and staying in my recovery, putting my recovery first.
My recovery comes before my daughter, a relationship, my job and that’s what’s worked for me. So I just keep living one day at a time and try to help others.
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