I understand the fear of those first twenty-four hours and the months following them, on a deep soul level. Terrified and anxious doesn't even begin to describe the type of fear that surrounds new sobriety.
Active alcoholism was the only life, I had ever known. I quickly learned in sobriety that a morning routine was critical if I wanted to obtain long-term sobriety. Thus, began my daily devotional morning routine.
I suffered a massive stroke four months into my sobriety journey. My speech therapist recommended that I write to stimulate my brain function to regain my speech abilities. Each morning, I wrote a daily devotional inspired by several other devotionals. Writing quickly became cathartic and therapy for my soul.
Publicly sharing my sobriety and my struggles, helped me more than I could have ever imagined. Something surprising and unexpected happened, people started looking forward to my daily posts. God has given me the gift of sobriety, and I know that I cannot keep it if, I don't give it away.
Stroke of Sobriety - The essential daily guide to embracing the suck of sobriety, is my way of giving back, what was so freely given to me. My hope is that this daily guide inspires you to not give up before the miracle happens.
Sobriety has given me the life that alcohol and pills swooned me into believing that they would provide me. Sobriety is available for anyone and everyone. I believed that I was a lost cause before entering the rooms. I was incapable of being an authentic version of myself because fear ruled my life for over two decades.
Today in sobriety, I can be present for each and every memory I make with my husband and children. I sincerely did not believe it was possible for me to achieve long-term sobriety and actually enjoy it. I am proof that it is possible for anyone and everyone.
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