Sober Since: 07 / 13 / 2009
Sober For: 12 Years & 317 Days
What it was like?
Being a drunk and an addict before I got sober was, a lie. You think when you're using, you are at the top of the highest mountain and everything is beautiful.
I woke up the morning after an assault. Not knowing where I was and what fully happened. Driving home was pulled over and was charged with a DUI. But the assault and the DUI, didn't stop me. I kept using. Until I found out I was pregnant. And at the moment, I had a choice to make, have an abortion and continue on the path I was and die or get sober and choose life. I chose life.
What it is like now?
8 years sober tomorrow, July 13th. Is a gift. My world is actually beautiful and that highest mountain is my love for myself and my daughter. I'm happy. I stay in the day. And I know the woman I am, and who I am meant to be. Everyday I make it through without using, is a gift. One I will never take for granted. One moment at a time.