It’s not okay for people to disrespect you.
It’s not okay for people to talk about you.
It’s not okay for people to use you.
It’s not okay for people to belittle you.
Standards are a sign of respect. Respect yourself enough to have standards in every aspect of your life. We are all damaged. Do not let your past hurts hinder your future. Change is possible. Healing is possible. Healthy friendships and relationships are possible. It all starts with you. Take care of you and everything else will follow.
Change is hard.
Staying sober is hard.
Transforming yourself is hard.
This is hard.
Staying away from alcohol is the easy part, dealing with life is the hard part. When you’re always drunk you’re living in fantasy land. You drink to not face reality, people, emotions, “real life”. Everything is tolerable when you are drunk. All that changes when you get sober.
When you get sober, it’s not about just putting the bottle down. You are changing your whole life. My life was once based around alcohol, everything I ever did was revolved around alcohol, now my life is based on growth, learning, and consistency. Life before sobriety was filled with chaos, fake conversations, fake friendships, drama, toxic relationships, and everything else you can think of that’s self sabotaging. Drunk me didn’t mind being around certain people, everyone is tolerable when you are intoxicated. The sad part is that I…
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