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You Can’t Schedule Sobriety

Good morning! My name is Lauren, and I’m a grateful, recovering alcoholic/addict. One thing I’m really good at is doing things to the extreme. I always give 110% at anything I do. I’m an all in kinda girl.

Balance, I struggle with. I always have too many irons in the fire. That is one thing I am continually working on. The other day at a meeting we were talking about living one day at a time and planning ahead. And that is something I struggle with: I like to plan. But one guy explained it really well for me. It’s hard to own a business and not plan, you have to. I totally get that! So for that I can plan ahead, have a 401K, make dinner plans for next Saturday, plan a vacation for next March. But when it comes to sobriety, that’s where you live one day at a time.

Not saying I will never drink again. I can’t do that. I just worry about today. Finding the balance between the two is hard. When some people hear one day at a time, they really don’t even look at tomorrow. But with my sobriety, I am planning for a tomorrow, so I can do a little planning, jot a dinner date on a calendar, then I don’t have to look at it til that day. Baby steps. Balance is a hard thing to learn and to teach. That’s all for today. Have a great one!