Thursday, August 1st

When I first tried to get sober, I would leave out talking about aspects of my past I didn't want to face. I was fearful of judgment from not only from others around me, but myself. I puffed my chest and walked around with my head held high, trying to awe others with the work that I did and the sobriety that I had.

That's when pride became my downfall.

Unless I don't accept the good, the bad, and the ugly, I am lost. We can learn to live with a healthy balance of pride and humility. Through time, I've learned that it's okay to not be okay. Just because I'm sober doesn't mean I'm not going to have bad days, but I must learn to face them with the strength that I've received from my newfound Higher Power.

Today

Today, I will be proud of the work that I've done, and know that I still have more growing to do.