Many years ago, I met Laura, a volunteer social worker who worked as a crisis therapist. She caught my attention at age 24 when I felt angry, hopeless, and full of fear. My present moment and future felt bleak. Newly sober resident who lived in a halfway house with thirteen other women, all I could see was the wreckage that I created. She became a mentor for me. Helped me as I transitioned out of the recovery home, offering a room to rent at the Valparaiso Women’s Club. She gave me a little hope for the future. When I speak publicly, my message is clear: donating money is great, but giving your time, like Laura did, may change a person’s life.
I belong to an online 12-step women’s email group. In this week’s topic, the author shares her awareness about experiencing complacency and a lackluster for sobriety. She needed to know if complacency or lacking enthusiasm for her recovery was similar to other people’s experiences. I hope so since it hits home with myself! In this article, the author suggests auditing our lives based on a coaching exercise (click here).
Click this link and read this article to learn more – anationofmoms.com/2022/01/get-your-life-back.html
Time to audit my life. One blessing about living in recovery is the opportunity for new beginnings. I can start my day over any time, and this is sometimes forgotten. In the last eight months, I knocked out a few goals (financial, professional, and social), left a world that I loved but felt alone, and decided to practice self-care. None of this was possible without a few coaches in my life. Thankful & blessed. If you find yourself in a similar place and seeking guidance, visit the “recovery coach” tab for additional information. I would love to connect with you.