They say you have the family you are given and the one you choose.
I feel as though I have been very fortunate in life to not only have been given a family that prepared me for life… that instilled in me the skills that are necessary in order for me to truly be successful. A family that has stood by my side even when I was convinced that they would not.
But not only do I have this family that I was given but I have been blessed, and I mean truly blessed because the people in my life who I consider family are truly a gift that I feel I did not initially deserve. I am fortunate to be surrounded by strong, empowered, loving, and supportive people who I consider a part of my chosen family.
I once heard a saying that community and relationships are the antithesis of addiction, a disease of the darkest kind of isolation.
And I have found this to be so incredibly true.
Getting sober was anything but easy. But once I opened my heart to being open to building relationships and being a part of … sobriety got a whole lot brighter.
These people. These relationships. These memories.
They define me. They have helped me to develop into the woman I am today.
So today hug your loved ones and show them how grateful you are to have them in your life.
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