Too many of us share this story - most of us are not famous or well known or in the limelight but that doesn’t make our story any less relevant. The message however is the same ‘I’d be dead if I didn’t get sober’. Like many, root issues with childhood trauma and these things can, unconsciously, set things in motion for addictive behaviors in future life. This, I am no stranger to and you have to think: if I had talked out my issues in my early years, if I had an outlet to talk through my problems would my life have been different.
The answer is most defiantly a yes and even though I am in a better place, through therapy, meditation, ability to talk to people about whatever is on my mind, the stop on overthinking, really believing that I can only tackle the issues of today and not pay mind to yesterday or worry too much about tomorrow; there is always that part in my mind that will always worry and that is a daily task of ensuring I know my worth and my place on this earth.
My role as a mother is very clear that I instill in my girls these mantras of life as I know it. My survival skills, my way of living each day and making it to the next. I look at them every day and know my reason to be is them and I owe it to them to be strong and stay strong.
With only a week since such terrible news hit us, I for one, will be counting myself lucky for where I am mentally and the space I take in the universe but I will not take for granted how fragile things can get and will more than try to show kindness always: to myself and to others. #bekind #bekindtoyourself #blessedlife #thankful #grateful