Current sober time. I am so filled with gratitude that I have made it this far, no matter what tomorrow may hold. For me, sobriety took a while to stick and my road leading to recovery was in no way linear. It involved many relapses filled with loads of denial. I now see that my life free of alcohol enslavement is one filled with clarity, a clarity that allows me to see all the beauty this world has to offer. Though I still struggle with my eating disorder, I am much more optimistic in the fact that I CAN recover. I never thought I would see the day when I had 599 sober days under my belt and today I am living that day; so why would I be unable to recover from my eating disorder? I've done it once so why can't I do it again?
I am forever grateful for all those who have assisted me on my path to sobriety; every therapist, every doctor, every friend I made in treatment, every family member, and every stranger who unknowingly left me inspired to keep pushing forward. Without all of your support I am not sure what life would look like today, I am sure however that I would not posses the strength and hope that I do these days.
For all those struggling, keep going. Think of all your life could hold, You can get there even if you feel you are at your lowest of lows. Seek inspiration from everything around you. Remember the road to recovery is a bumpy one for most, so do not get down on your self if things don't go exactly as planned. You can have a full life free of alcohol, just keep on keeping on.
599 days down, I hope to see 599 more.